The Stormont Executive has cut £4billion from public spending and frontline services.
Jobs continue to be lost in both the public and the private sectors. Yet there is no need for cuts. They are not an economic necessity, they are a political decision.
– £123 billion is lost to the public purse each year through tax avoidance and unpaid taxes.
– Scrapping the Trident nuclear weapons programme would save £4 billion this year alone.
– If we can’t afford universal Child Benefit, a modern health service and university education then we can’t afford to wage war in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya.