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McGrath: First Minister should not bend the knee to Tories

SDLP South Down MLA Colin McGrath has called on the First Minister to stand up for the people of Northern Ireland by standing against the crippling austerity and narrow isolationist agenda of the Conservative Party.
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Ritchie: Next wave of Welfare Reform will dehumanise the sick

SDLP South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has branded the Conservative Government plans for the next phase of welfare reform as an attempt to dehumanise the sick and rob vulnerable people of their dignity.
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McDonnell: British Government must be active participants for peace

SDLP Leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell MP has called on the British Government and Secretary of State Theresa Villiers to demonstrate that they are active participants for peace and will not jeopardise the devolved institutions in the pursuit of austerity.
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Attwood: Welfare resolution is possible

SDLP Stormont House Talks negotiator Alex Attwood MLA has urged all parties to constructively engage in dialogue to bring a resolution to the Welfare Reform crisis.
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Fundamental concerns over Welfare Reform Bill

SDLP leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell says the party will not be forced or bounced into an artificial deadline for agreement over welfare reform.
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