08 Dec 2021

Eastwood blasts Boris Johnson for 'scurrying around in the dark at Tayto Castle'

The SDLP leader says the Prime Minister should be facing voters on the issues that matter

Colum Eastwood

Eastwood had scathing words for Johnson

Boris Johnson should face voters in the North to explain his government’s cruel welfare cuts, his dangerous approach to Brexit and their savage austerity rather than scurrying around in the dark at Tayto castle, says Colum Eastwood.

 “This Tory government, sustained by the DUP, has been bad for people, businesses and communities in Northern Ireland. Now, rather than facing voters to explain the pain they have inflicted on people here, Boris Johnson is running around Tayto castle in the dark. It defies belief," he said

 “He should speak to front line health service workers dealing with increased workloads, decreasing resources and who haven’t had a fair pay rise in years. He should speak to families facing the bedroom tax or those who’ve lost vital support as a result of the move to PIP and Universal Credit. He should speak to frontier workers and EU nationals concerned about their future.

 “People across the North will have their opportunity to ensure that this is Johnson’s last visit here as Prime Minister by voting for MPs who will oppose Brexit and oppose this government. I can give a guarantee that SDLP MPs will never support a conservative government. We’ll use our power, influence and votes to remove Boris Johnson from office as soon as possible."Co

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