15 April 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Sinn Féin deputy Dáil leader Pearse Doherty TD has described the joint framework paper published by Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael as the basis for the formation of a government as a ‘”wish list of vague promises”.

Deputy Doherty claimed the aim of the document was “to keep Sinn Féin out of government and hoodwink people into thinking they [FF and FG] will deliver change.”

He said that, for some time now, FF and FG had been working to exclude his party from government, adding:

“The reality is that most what is in this document will never see the light of day.
“They have proved – during their previous carve-up of power – that they are not short of spin, but are light when it comes to delivery.

“Everyone knows they can’t be trusted, and that a government involving both FF and FG 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 being able to see a doctor when you are sick, it means delivering truly affordable childcare, it means setting out proper climate change targets and it means ensuring that workers can avail of a State pension at 65.

“None of this is laid out in the document. Real change requires a stable government that will lead – and deliver – and that is what SF wants to see.”

• Deputy SF Dáil leader Pearse Doherty TD

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