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ang
06-03-2011, 11:05 AM
The Labour Party Manifesto One Ireland jobs, reform,fairness.

Links to full document can be found at bottom of this post.

Highlights Here:-


JOBS
Put jobs and growth first.That means renegotiating the EU-IMF deal to include a jobs
strategy, to share the debt burden with bondholders, to reduce the interest rate, and to
leave room for Irelandís economy to grow.

Build on our strengths

Invest in jobs and training. Labourís Ä500 million Jobs Fund will fund new ideas to grow
jobs in strategic sectors of the economy, while our plan for a Strategic Investment Bank
will provide credit to grow businesses and build vital infrastructure. The Jobs Fund will
also provide 60,000 new education and training opportunities to help those out of
work to get back into employment.


REFORM
Change politics.
A new Constitution
Open up government
Reform public service


FAIRNESS
Keep taxes fair and balanced
A fairer, more affordable health system
Make literacy a national cause
Equality is for everyone

LInk:-

http://www.labour.ie/download/pdf/labour_election_manifesto_2011.pdf

ang
06-03-2011, 11:34 AM
Labour thoughts on IMF/EU deal:-


Put jobs and growth first. That means renegotiating the EU-IMF deal to include a jobs
strategy, to share the debt burden with bondholders, to reduce the interest rate, and to
leave room for Irelandís economy to grow.


Labour does not accept that the EU/
IMF deal provides a workable basis for
restoring the Irish economy. Labour in
government will engage with the EU
and the IMF to renegotiate the deal,
so as to achieve fair and realistic terms
for Ireland and for the Irish people.


Labour believes that bank
bondholders should share in
bank losses. Depositors must
be fully protected. Labour will
seek to ensure that burden
sharing with bondholders is
part of a renegotiated deal.


The Fiscal Strategy set out in the EU/
IMF deal, however, involves excessive
austerity, which will put growth
and job creation at risk. Labour
is proposing a strategy that will
maximise investment and growth


Labour has long argued for a fair and
balanced tax structure in Ireland and
we will seek to renegotiate the EU/
IMF deal to achieve this objective.
It is an important principle of
taxation that those who have the
most, must contribute the most, and
that revenue-raising must begin
with reform, rather than constantly
delaying it as Fianna FŠil have done.

http://www.labour.ie/download/pdf/labour_election_manifesto_2011.pdf