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Budget leak shows how sovereignty has been handed over: Adams

18 November, 2011 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin president, Gerry Adams TD has repeated the party’s call on Taoiseach Enda Kenny to explain how a German budget committee was in possession of a document confirming an increase in VAT rates to be announced in his government’s forthcoming budget.
“This is another example of how the sovereignty of this state has been handed over. Enda Kenny must come into the Dáil and explain how these documents are being discussed by a German budget committee before their contents have been revealed to the Oireachtas.
“Then, we hear from German sources, that the government intends to increase the VAT rate to 23%, increasing an unbearable burden on families and damaging an already depressed retail sector. There is to be a household charge, another indication that this government has lost its way and is out of touch with the realities of people’s lives.
“There are families barely able to pay their mortgages, keep their children in college and put food on the table and now they are to be expected to pay another flat tax.”

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