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    Sinn Fein manifesto some of which was contained in their October 2010 document of the same name:-

    Part 1 – Economic Recovery
    1) A new Budget as soon as possible
    following the election.

    2) Close the deficit over 6 years, not 4. We
    would envisage a €3billion adjustment
    for the remainder of 2011 (€4.7billion in
    a full year), leaving us with a deficit of
    €15.7billion in 2012.

    3) Restructuring the bank debts, including
    burning the bank bondholders in those
    banks which are insolvent, including
    Anglo Irish Bank. This will ensure tax
    raised is spent on Irish public services
    – not servicing or paying off the debt
    incurred for bailing out the banks.

    4) Initiate a responsible wind-down of NAMA
    Also includes a 7BN job creation programme, 1% wealth tax, Restoring minimum wage, Removing USC and reinstating social welfare benefits to 2010
    levels. The introduction of a third tax rate of 48% on individual income over 100.000 euro.

    Full document here:-

    http://www.sinnfein.ie/files/SF_Gene...ifesto2011.pdf

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    Default Re: Sinn Fein - GE11 - Manifesto - There Is A Fairer Way

    thanks Ang.
    "There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by sword. The other is by debt." -- John Adams

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    I've been thinking. Perhaps the Shinners would benefit from the age old Republican practice of The Split.

    The new breed of Shinner (south of the border anyway) will no doubt be thinking that The Bearded One et al are relics from a bygone era, who's association with The Bad Old Days are holding them back.

    Young Pearse must have watched Gerry last night with much trepidation.

    Just a thought.

    As for the manifesto- it sounds lovely

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griska View Post
    I've been thinking. Perhaps the Shinners would benefit from the age old Republican practice of The Split.

    The new breed of Shinner (south of the border anyway) will no doubt be thinking that The Bearded One et al are relics from a bygone era, who's association with The Bad Old Days are holding them back.

    Young Pearse must have watched Gerry last night with much trepidation.

    Just a thought.

    As for the manifesto- it sounds lovely
    Did ye see the latest poll puts left seats in the next opposition at Labour 42, SF 13, Ind. Left/small left parties 4, ULA 6. 65 seats in an opposition like that would be interesting. Could Gilmore finally see sense and go back to where he once happily belonged or would a 23 seat far left opposition go for broke???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apjp View Post
    Did ye see the latest poll puts left seats in the next opposition at Labour 42, SF 13, Ind. Left/small left parties 4, ULA 6. 65 seats in an opposition like that would be interesting. Could Gilmore finally see sense and go back to where he once happily belonged or would a 23 seat far left opposition go for broke???
    Gilmore has his little centrist heart set on government.

    I'd say he'd want little to do with leftists, even if they shared the opposition benches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griska View Post
    Gilmore has his little centrist heart set on government.

    I'd say he'd want little to do with leftists, even if they shared the opposition benches.
    well even if he did-remember he said ill go in with sf in future-shortall and burton, quinn and even rabitte would most likely keep the opposition divided. How sad is that? It would then take at least twice as long thento get a left coalition of sorts and fg would gain even more as a result. ULA's challenge now should be to OVERTAKE FF in this election-why not?? If ff really are in 12 seat territory go for broke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griska View Post
    I've been thinking. Perhaps the Shinners would benefit from the age old Republican practice of The Split.

    The new breed of Shinner (south of the border anyway) will no doubt be thinking that The Bearded One et al are relics from a bygone era, who's association with The Bad Old Days are holding them back.

    Young Pearse must have watched Gerry last night with much trepidation.

    Just a thought.

    As for the manifesto- it sounds lovely
    Republicanism was compromised, run down and liquidated within the PRM through the actions of a Belfast-based clique under direction from British intelligence. The Adamsite limitations imposed on PSF's 26C growth are a reflection of this process. Those who consider themselves to be Republican Socialists within PSF need to walk away from British orchestration and embrace the ideals of the 1916 Proclamation.
    "Do not be misled by the promises of politicians. Remember that the whole history of Ireland is a record of betrayals by politicians and statesmen, and remembering this, spurn their lying promises and stand up for a United Ireland - an Ireland broad based upon the union of Labour and Nationality." - James Connolly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cáthasaigh View Post
    Republicanism was compromised, run down and liquidated within the PRM through the actions of a Belfast-based clique under direction from British intelligence. The Adamsite limitations imposed on PSF's 26C growth are a reflection of this process. Those who consider themselves to be Republican Socialists within PSF need to walk away from British orchestration and embrace the ideals of the 1916 Proclamation.
    Indeed, I suspect they should walk from SF full stop.
    Not much socialism happening on their watch north of the border, as far as I can see.

    Also, I agree about British intelligence. There is no doubt in my mind that SF was turned from the top down.
    Last edited by Griska; 17-02-2011 at 03:59 PM.

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    I hope people support Sinn Fein and oppose the far right in Irish Politics. I believe that the only way is to burn the bond holders if Ireland is ever going to come out the other side of this mess.
    Strange policy for Sinn Fein if it is run by the British, the British Banks would take the biggest hit if this were to happened!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thecat View Post
    I hope people support Sinn Fein and oppose the far right in Irish Politics. I believe that the only way is to burn the bond holders if Ireland is ever going to come out the other side of this mess.
    Strange policy for Sinn Fein if it is run by the British, the British Banks would take the biggest hit if this were to happened!
    It's their policy in opposition.
    Just as "No Return to Stormont" was their policy in 1997.

    What SF says in opposition and what they do when in power are two diametrically opposed positions.
    I suggest you read Animal Farm to understand their transformation in the North..
    I personally wouldn't trust any of their electoral promises.

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