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Labour doublespeak is what’s embarrassing – Adams

18 February, 2016 - by Gerry Adams TD


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has responded to comments made by Labour’s Ged Nash in relation to Sinn Féin’s tax proposals this afternoon saying Labour’s policy doublespeak is “embarrassing” and a clear indication that Labour have abandoned the ambition of a progressive tax system.

Gerry Adams said:

“A quick glance at Labour’s 2011 Alternative Budget proposals, before it was subsumed by Fine Gael’s Tory ideology, show a clear commitment to introduce a new 48 percent tax rate for high income earners on €100,000 a year in order to, and I quote, ‘ensure a fair and progressive tax system’.

“Ged Nash’s term in office has clearly distorted his memory and is a clear reminder, as if we needed one, that Labour have completely abandoned any pretence of being a party committed to delivering fairness and justice in society. His Tory-esque doublespeak is frankly embarrassing and the tone of his personalised remarks beneath contempt.” 

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