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Election campaigns of Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fail all now in tatters - Pearse Doherty TD

4 February, 2016 - by Pearse Doherty TD

Sinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has said that the election campaigns of Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fail are in tatters after they have all been caught spoofing on their figures and were exposed by Sinn Féin.

Deputy Doherty said each of these parties have made election promises that they clearly cannot keep and their manifestos will be completely undeliverable.

Speaking this evening after RTE’s Primetime programme confirmed Sinn Féin’s contention that the other parties had all got their figures wrong Deputy Doherty said;

“This evening the election campaigns of Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fail all lie in tatters after Primetime confirmed what we have been saying all week - that each of those party’s have been cooking the books in order to beef up their election promises.

“We made it clear that this was dishonest politics and that massive tax breaks could not be given to the super wealthy while at the same time investing adequately in public services to deal with the crisis in health and housing.

“These parties have been caught spoofing and it is clear that their election manifestos are now undeliverable.

“Sinn Féin is the only party that has got it right.

“We are also the only party with a credible plan to give working families a break by scrapping water charges and the property tax and taking 277,000 workers out of the USC and a credible plan to deal with the health and housing crises and to deliver quality public services.”


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