DUP sensitive on welfare return to Westminster

Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

It is clear that the DUP are somewhat sensitive to criticism for having handed the power to legislate for welfare reform back to Westminster.

It is confirmation for all to see of the abject failure of the Sinn Fein/DUP coalition’s ability to take decisions.

MPs were  asked to expedite the passage of the Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Bill through Parliament in just one day

MPs were asked to expedite the passage of the Northern Ireland (Welfare Reform) Bill through Parliament in just one day

It was apparent from the bluster we heard from DUP MPs in the House of Commons that their abdication of responsibility is a raw nerve.

Not content with shifting responsibility, they are now attempting to shift the blame.

They accuse others of wanting to wreck devolution, whilst it is they who actually diminish it by surrendering the powers for welfare reform back to London because they and their Sinn Fein partners can’t make tough decisions.

Danny Kinahan, Ulster Unionist MP South Antrim