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Those considering voting Labour should read Fine Gael manifesto first – Adams

4 January, 2011 - by Pat Sheehan, Westminster


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said that in his latest RTÉ interview, Labour Party leader Eamon Gilmore has made it clear that it his intention to put Fine Gael into Government.

Mr Adams said citizens considering voting for Labour at the forthcoming election should ensure they read the Fine Gael manifesto first.

Gerry Adams said:

“The General Election cannot be about the rehabilitation of Fine Gael or a beauty contest between Eamon Gilmore and Enda Kenny. It should be about a genuine beginning of root and branch reform of our political, social and economic systems.

“Eamon Gilmore has once again made crystal clear that it is his intention to put Fine Gael into Government. We have seen many times in the past what this means for ordinary working people – cuts and inequality.

“At a time when the Irish people need a fresh alternative to the failed policies of the conservative parties of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael, the Labour Party leader has decided to embrace them.

“Citizens considering voting for Labour at the forthcoming election should ensure they read the Fine Gael manifesto before they cast their vote. Because those policies including welfare cuts and public sector cuts are what Eamon Gilmore intends to implement in government.

“Sinn Féin will offer the only real political alternative at the General Election. We propose to reduce the exchequer deficit in a fair and balanced way. We are seeking to stimulate the economy, reform the tax system and protect low and average income households.” ENDS

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