Growing consensus that 2014 in unachievable
Speaking after attending a Tasc round table meeting on the economy Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Arthur Morgan said there is a growing consensus around his party’s position that the 2014 target for cutting the budget deficit is unrealistic and unachievable.
Deputy Morgan said:
“It is quite obvious that the Government’s economic strategy is wrong. There is a growing consensus now around my party’s position that the 2014 target for cutting the budget deficit is unrealistic and unachievable.
“The Government must now go back to the EU and negotiate a new and realistic timeframe for reducing the deficit.
“The debate now needs to move on to how we reduce the deficit. Sinn Féin is the only party advocating an approach that doesn’t involve cutting vital frontline services and attacking low and middle income families.” ENDS