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Fine Gael continuing to back Government’s failed policies – Morgan

19 November, 2010


Reacting to Enda Kenny’s call for Sinn Féin to clarify its position in relation to corporation tax, Sinn Féin Spokesperson on Finance Arthur Morgan Arthur Morgan has said:

“Sinn Féin will take no lectures from Fine Gael or Enda Kenny on financial strategy or on tax, particularly given their position in the consensus for cuts and their support for the Lisbon Treaty.

“Fine Gael backed the policies that created this crisis. They continue to support the Government’s disastrous economic polices just as they supported the Government in the Lisbon Treaty referendum when Sinn Féin said the EU will go after our corporation tax.

“As it becomes clear to the public that Fine Gael does not offer any real alternative to voters, Enda Kenny is desperately trying to gain some publicity for its ailing by-election candidate Barry O’Neill.

“Sinn Féin wants an overhaul of the taxation system that will see a fair and just regime. Taxation must be progressive, fair and equitable. We have set out a clear alternative budgetary approach in our pre budget submission. I would suggest that Enda Kenny take the time to read that document.

“As we have already made clear Sinn Féin has no intention of supporting increases to the corporation tax levels in this State in the foreseeable future.” ENDS

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