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Main parties all in agreement on EU/IMF and consensus for cuts – Adams

12 February, 2011 - by Pat Sheehan


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said the current row between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour is a phoney debate.

He said any disagreements on economic matters between the main parties can only be on minor details as they are all in cahoots on the consensus for cuts, all signed up to the four year plan and they all agree with the EU/IMF loan.

Mr Adams said:

“The fact is that any real disagreements on economic matters between the main parties are on minor details only.

“The current argument between Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael and Labour is a nonsense argument and a phoney debate.

“The fact is that Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour and the Green Party all agree on their broad economic approach. They are all in cahoots on the consensus for cuts, all signed up to the four year plan and they all agree with the EU/IMF loan.

“Sinn Féin stands alone in opposition to the EU/IMF loan, the consensus for cuts and the four year plan. We are the only party to say clearly that the Irish taxpayer cannot afford this loan and there is now a growing swell of support for our position both among the electorate and among economists and key commentators.” ENDS

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