People Before Profit Cllr Shaun Harkin said,
“Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak should be out. They are brazen liars and hold us in contempt.
This is the political establishment’s contemptuous one rule for elites and another for the rest attitude in full view.
Tories broke the rules they made and shovelled mountains of cash into the bank accounts of elites and a corrupt network of friends.
Following all their efforts, Johnson rewarded health workers with a pay cut and treated essential workers with the same contempt.
Throughout the pandemic, Stormont emulated Westminster’s double standards. The Executive endorsed a crackdown on Black Lives Matter protests and the demonisation of students embodied one set of rules for the politically connected and another for the rest.
The Executive hit health and social care workers with a pay cut. Workers’ demands for pay increases and calls for hardship emergency action have been treated with contempt.
Throughout the pandemic and the cost of living crisis, Westminster and Stormont prioritised elites, corporations and the politically connected.
We need a radical upheaval of government priorities towards workers and the least well-off. We have an opportunity to hold Executive parties to account on May 5.”