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Ó Snodaigh leads picket at Lisbon anniversary event

28 September, 2010 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has led a picket at the EU Commission Office on Dawson Street at an event to mark the 1st Anniversary of the passing of the Lisbon Treaty.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh criticised Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour and the Greens for promising jobs if the Lisbon Treaty was passed and accused all of those parties of once again jumping to the EU tune by agreeing to the proposal to cut €3billion from the economy every year till 2014.

Deputy Ó Snodaigh said:

“This time last year Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour and the Greens were trumpeting the line that we should all vote yes for jobs yet here we are now with nearly half a million people on the dole. The EU said jump and all of these parties said how high.

“And this year once again all of these parties are jumping to the EU tune by agreeing to cut €3billion from our economy each year till 2014.

“Sinn Féin is the only party offering an alternative. We warned that the promise of jobs was a red herring that was part of a scare mongering campaign by the yes side and we were right.

“And now we are the only party that is offering an alternative way to deal with the recession that does not include cutting billions and punishing the most vulnerable in our society.

“We have shown how money can be raised to stimulate the economy and reduce the deficit in a more appropriate manner.” ENDS

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