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No vote will strengthen demand for a growth agenda

8 May, 2012 - by Gerry Adams TD


Speaking in the aftermath of anti-austerity election results in France, Greece, Italy, Britain and Germany Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD said:

“The referendum on May 31st provides Irish citizens with an opportunity to demand change and to join the growing European wide movement for an end to austerity, as well as investment in jobs and growth.”

Teachta Adams said: “A resounding No vote on May 31st will strengthen the hand of all those, here and across Europe, who oppose austerity.

“A No vote on May 31st will be a vote for jobs.”

The Sinn Féin President said:

“The elections in France, Greece, Italy, Britain and Germany saw the electorate reject austerity. They know that austerity isn’t working.

“The referendum on May 31st provides Irish citizens with an opportunity to join the growing European wide movement for investment in jobs and growth.

“A strong NO vote will ensure that this goes beyond rhetoric.

“The Austerity Treaty, if passed, will copper-fasten austerity policies and lead to further substantial cuts to public services, increased unemployment and emigration.

“Citizens who have lost their jobs and have seen their standard of living fall under Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil are incredulous when they listen to government Ministers cynically try to adopt the French and European demand for Jobs and growth.

“Citizens are not fooled by this.

“A resounding No vote on May 31st will strengthen the hand of all those, here and across Europe, who oppose austerity.

“A No vote on May 31st will be a vote for jobs.” ENDS

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