Mary O’Rourke’s FF-FG unity bid would be logical: Sinn Féin
Responding to comments today from former Fianna Fáil politician, Mary O’Rourke, that unity of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael would be a good idea, Sinn Féin Cork North Central TD, Jonathan O’Brien said that such a coalition would be logical.
Deputy O’Brien said:
“It is good to see such a very experienced politician as Mary O’Rourke calling it like it is: there is no difference at all between the social and economic policies of Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael.
"While she may think that unity of the two parties would be good, it would be a disaster for working people to see such a party in government.
“They are both parties which favour protecting the banks and big business and imposing vicious austerity policies on working people.
“However, if they joined up it might put a stop to the carry-on in the Dáil where they pretend to disagree with each other to get a headline or sound byte when they are really on the same side when it comes to making people who cannot afford it bear the burden of the economic crisis.