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Further Consideration Stage

Part of Executive Committee Business – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 1:45 pm on 26th January 2009.

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Photo of Martina Anderson Martina Anderson Sinn Féin 1:45 pm, 26th January 2009

Go raibh maith agat, a Cheann Comhairle. Maybe they understand that now.

Those parties seem intent on trying to take over the Bill — which is, clearly, designed to tackle poverty, social exclusion and deprivation, providing much-needed assistance to our people — in order to pursue their own narrow political agendas of opposing Sinn Féin on the one hand and the DUP on the other.

Yesterday’s men and women are still recovering from the shock that the people relegated them to third and fourth place. Today’s men and women have moved on to build a better society, and we are doing so without you. The vast majority of the people are standing with us because they want a new and better society for all.