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Solidarity/PBP not serious about implementing its policies – Quinlivan

13 September, 2017 - by Maurice Quinlivan TD


Sinn Féin Jobs and Enterprise spokesperson Maurice Quinlivan TD has said plans from Solidarity/People Before Profit, to build 100,000 homes in the next three to four years are pointless unless they have a plan to get into government to implement their policies.

Teachta Quinlivan was speaking today after Solidarity/PBP ruled out entering a coalition with Sinn Fein after the next general election.

The Limerick City TD said:

“Solidarity/PBP have effectively ruled themselves out of government after the next election which means they will have no opportunity to implement the policies they speak about.

“They speak about building 100,000 homes in the next three to four years while at the same time ruling out going into government with Sinn Féin claiming my party is too right wing for them.

“It is quite clear from this statement that Solidarity/PBP are not interested in being in government and are not serious about implementing their policies.

“Sinn Féin’s position is clear.  We do not believe that the crises in health, housing and justice can be sorted out without Sinn Féin in government.

“Therefore we have a responsibility to seek the largest mandate possible to govern and to talk to any and all parties after the election to try and agree a programme for government that puts money on the table to build houses and tackle the health crisis.

“That’s the difference between Sinn Féin and Solidarity/PBP.  We are serious about bringing fundamental change in Irish society and to the lives of ordinary Irish people.  Solidarity/PBP are more interested in posturing and sniping from the sidelines.” 

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