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Sinn Féin only party offering real alternative — Doherty

9 October, 2010

Speaking on the eve of a convention to select the Sinn Féin candidate for the Donegal South West by-election, Senator Pearse Doherty who is seeking the nomination said:

“This by-election is long overdue. The refusal of the government to allow it go ahead so far shows that they are afraid to face the electorate.

 “This by-election is very important. It will give the people an opportunity to give its verdict on the Government’s handling of the economy and on its plans to cut €3billion out of the economy, primarily from the pockets of those who can least afford it.

“Both Fine Gael and Labour share the Government’s view that €3billion or more needs to be cut from the economy.

“Sinn Féin is the only party offering an alternative that would see us stimulating rather than contracting the economy.

“We are the only party that wants to overhaul the taxation system to ensure that everybody pays according to their ability and that we finally rid ourselves of tax loopholes that deny us millions every year.”

“We have been demanding action on jobs while the Government has been focused on bailing out zombie banks.

“Sinn Féin is offering a real alternative.  We offer a better, fairer way out of recession.

“We will go into this by-election with confidence.  We are in it to win it.”


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