Stormont adopts Tory policy of attacking poor

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers and Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan at Stormont House. Picture by Ann McManus.
There's so much apathy among the talks weary public most don't even care about the fine detail of the inaccurately named 'fresh start' agreement. But as of yesterday welfare reform - and I hate to use the word reform because the Tory's are slowly but surely dismantling the welfare state - will be handed back to Westminster. What happens after that no one knows because we've no real details but I'll hazard a guess it won't be positive. In the short term money included in a mitigation package will come from Stormont's own budget to soften the blow. Ju[...]

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