[Marxism] Ireland: Fianna Fail/Greens cave in to EU/IMF on `bailout'; Left vows to fight austerity | Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

glparramatta glparramatta at greenleft.org.au
Wed Nov 24 01:28:10 MST 2010


Reacting to the announcement , Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams said the 
government has no mandate to do what it is doing. "It has handed over 
authority for the state to outsiders in order to get a digout for the 
banks, which the Irish people will have to pay for. The government 
should resign so that citizens can have their say in a general election."

Sinn Fein TD [member of Ireland's parliament, the Dail] Aengus O 
Snodaigh said on November 21 that the government should throw the IMF 
out of the country. Deputy O Snodaigh said Irish sovereignty was not 
something that Fianna Fail and the Green Party [coalition government] 
could "sell off to the highest bidder".

"They have absolutely no mandate for any of what they are doing and they 
are acting against the wishes of the people.

"This government has brought the country to the brink of economic 
collapse and now they want to sell of our hard won sovereignty to the 
IMF. The history of the IMF in other countries is one of privatisation 
of vital public services and mass unemployment. But there is another 
way. It's time to burn the bondholders and nationalise Bank of Ireland 
and Allied Irish Bank.

"The government should throw the IMF out of the country before resigning 
and calling a general election. Irish sovereignty is not something that 
Fianna Fail and the Green Party can sell off to the highest bidder."

Full articles and statements from the Irish left at 
http://links.org.au/node/2009

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