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Why should we be a special case over benefits?

I REFER to the remarks made by Alex Attwood MLA, who states that we shouldn't be "bounced" by the Government on welfare reform. Well, Mr Attwood, I suggest that you start looking around and within your own community.

You say its impact creates debt, hunger, fear and stress. If this is the case, then I suggest that whoever falls into this category should consider moving down south, as they are worse off than us, with higher taxes and hospital bills.

From what I can see, the only way to cut our welfare bill is to revamp benefits. Other parts of the UK are having to accept universal benefits. Why should Northern Ireland feel it has to be a special case?

RAY SPENCE

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