FF/ FG stitch-up “an insult to voters’ desire for change”- Matt Carthy TD
Cavan Monaghan Sinn Féin TD, Matt Carthy, has hit out at what he described as the proposed Fianna Fáil/ Fine Gael stitch-up saying it is an attempt to ignore the desire for change among the Irish people. Deputy Carthy said that the joint framework paper published by those parties on Wednesday was a ‘wish list of vague promises’ which aimed simply to exclude Sinn Féin and their voters out of government.
“This stitch-up by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael is not about the Coronavirus. Every political party recognises that the immediate priority right now is public health and saving as many lives as possible.
“Rather, this is an attempt to exclude Sinn Féin and all those who voted for change, this trajectory by those two parties had began before Covid-19 ever reached Irish soil. The paper produced by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael is an insult to those who want a change in direction. The promises of those two parties to fundamentally reverse the policies they have championed for decades would be laughable were this not such a serious matter.
“Most of the aspirations outlined in their document will never become a reality while those two parties share power. We know this from the experience of their confidence and supply arrangement of the past four years.
“The people that voted for change last February know that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael cannot be trusted to affect that change. They know that those parties will not deliver for ordinary workers and families.
“Delivering the change that people voted for means delivering the biggest house building programme in the history of the State, it means everyone being able to see a doctor when they are sick, it means delivering truly affordable childcare, it means addressing the neglect of our rural & farming communities and it means ensuring that workers can avail of a State pension at 65.
“None of this is laid out in Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael’s document. In fact, there is hardly a mention of the imbalances that discriminate against rural communities or the pressures our family farmers are facing.
“Real change requires a stable government that will lead – and deliver – and that is what Sinn Féin wants to see. We will continue to work to this end and will continue to liaise with all political opinion to stop this stitch-up”.
5 thoughts on “FF/ FG stitch-up “an insult to voters’ desire for change”- Matt Carthy TD”
Why Don’t you Protest Against this FG and FF and LB government and tell them we the irish people voted for change as ye are letting the younger generation who voted for SF down stand up against these Corrupt villians fg and FF and LB and SD all fucking traitors
They must be stoped at all costs,if they are supported by any of the lower parties,SinnFein must advise their voters to never ever give transfers to them again,most of the greens got in on transfers from SinnFein voters,my family in Longford all voted for SinnFein
Hi Matt I totally agree the problem is now that if ff and fg are allowed by sf to walk all over like ye dont exist people that voted for ye and change will loose interest in sf after voting for ye and trusting ye to bring about change to this rotten political society I believe you and you team can do a great job so Sein Fein needs to get into power now not in opposition backbenchers ye can be be there as backbenchers for the duration of mankind it will not bring around change Matt so I reckon something has to be done now before to late a chara
Matt wat is goin 2 happen now ? This is just wrong half this country voted for sinn fein and wer all been ignored even if people take 2 the streets its 2 late so my guess is we have 2 wait 4/5 years until we get d power that this country needs I’m disgusted we need change we need MARY LOU AS TAOISEACH
I understand our leader is still recovering but why are we letting this happen. Ff/Fg are now talking about implementing the policies of sinn fein and claiming credit for it.