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Taoiseach’s prediction of economic recovery cynical electioneering – Morgan

22 May, 2009


Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Arthur Morgan TD has said Brian Cowen’s prediction of an economic upturn early next year is a cynical attempt to mislead the electorate two weeks before an election that will have huge implications for his leadership of the state. Deputy Morgan said the Taoiseach would be better off working to create jobs and rejuvenate the economy rather than sitting on his hands hoping for good news.

Speaking today Deputy Morgan said, “Brian Cowen’s prediction of an economic recovery in the early part of next year is a cynical attempt to mislead the electorate just two weeks out from a crucial election that will have huge implications for his leadership of the state.

“How can the Taoiseach predict an economic recovery when his Government has nothing to address the fundamental problems at the core of the recession? He would be better off working to create jobs and rejuvenate the economy rather than sitting on his hands and hoping for good news.

“The Government’s handling of the economic crisis has compounded the hardship already suffered by ordinary people and the most vulnerable sections of society.

“The people are well aware of Government’s mishandling of the economy and are poised to punish them at the polls in two weeks time. No amount of electioneering or spin from the Taoiseach can change that.

“However, I would urge voters to look beyond Fine Gael as an alternative. That party offers nothing but more of the same.” ENDS

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