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United action can defeat austerity

The decision to raise public transport fares (News, Dec 12) is another attack on ordinary people's living standards.

Bus routes are being scrapped, leaving many without transport. While Minister Danny Kennedy is responsible for endorsing these cuts, they can be overturned by both the DUP and/or Sinn Fein's veto powers. But neither party have shown any intention of doing so. Ordinary people have the power to defeat Stormont's austerity.

A mass movement of opposition needs to be built. Strike action by workers can unite all communities against the austerity and link up with workers in Britain fighting the same battle.

PADDY MEEHAN

Socialist Party

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