As government passes its water charges motion Adams says people are not fooled
Speaking after the Dáil passed the government's motion on water charges this evening Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams the government is still not listening to the people.
Teachta Adams said;
"Throughout the debate on this motion over the course of yesterday and today government deputies were at pains to tell is how they have listened to the people on this issue. This is clearly not true.
"If they were listening they would know that the people are demanding that this tax is scrapped rather than capped.
"The government had built up this week’s announcement for the last number of weeks. They have engaged in a PR offensive in a desperate attempt to cling to power for the next year.
"Yet, after all the hype, here’s what we now know after this week's debate; Water charges have not been scrapped, the water metering programme will continue, metered charges are coming in, they will only go up, and there is still no constitutional right to water.
"I don't think the people will be fooled by this PR offensive and I am calling for the maximum possible turnout for the people's assembly on December 10 to send the message once again that water charges must be scrapped."