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Government should do us all a favour and leave for good – Ó Snodaigh

8 July, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Speaking in the Dáil this morning Sinn Féin spokesperson for Justice said that the Government should do the country a favour, step aside and allow for change rather than return after the their 3 month holiday.

Voicing his frustration at Ministers’ ambivalent attitudes as they head into a three month summer break, Ó Snodaigh said that this Government needed to seriously assess the grave damage they have done to the country during their time off, do the right thing and allow people a change in Government on their return.

He said:

It’s time this Government give the electorate the choice to change stale status quo politics. To be downing tools for a period of 3 months while the state is in an unemployment crisis is beyond conceivable and a clear indication of where their priorities lie. This is in the context of a mortgage arrears crisis, public outrage at the hugely disproportionate cuts to the community/voluntary sector and yet more cuts to the most basic social welfare schemes on whom more and more people now depend.

And still this Government remains steadfast in their refusal to tax the rich. Cowan and his cronies need to acknowledge that they no longer have a mandate from the people to run this state, a fact that underpins their refusal to hold three by-elections which they know they could never win. ENDS

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