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Carnival of spin will not resolve our troubles as Troika leaves: Ferris

20 November, 2013 - by Martin Ferris TD

Speaking in the Dáil today on exiting the EU/IMF programme, Sinn Féin agricultural spokesperson, Martin Ferris TD, said that been a carnival of spin about the Troika leaving these shores, “as if our troubles would go with them”.

Deputy Ferris said;

“We would love to see the back of the Troika if we felt it would make any difference, but the reality is that this government was so craven and cowardly in the face of the bondholders and banks, that they introduced austerity measures which even the Troika did not demand.

“And where is the stimulus for the economy which we need to genuinely turn the corner towards exiting this recession? It is nowhere. The Youth Guarantee has been allocated a mere €14 million with figures showing that over 70% of emigrants are in their twenties when they leave us.

“There is a lot more work to be done if we are to regain our economic sovereignty. Sinn Féin alternatives are aimed at reducing the deficit fairly and in a way that will start rebuilding our economy. Banking debt should never have been the priority and focus on it has created a nightmare for working people in this state.”


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