Sinn Fein’s Toibin: Roosevelt Saved U.S. with “The New Deal”, Not Austerity

Speaking on the debate on the 30th Amendment to the Constitution, Peadar Tóibín, Sinn Féin spokesperson on jobs, enterprise and innovation said:
“The Austerity Treaty will not solve the Eurozone crisis nor will it fix the Irish economy…

“History demonstrates that if the United States was signed up to this treaty in the great depression Roosevelt’s New Deal would not have seen the light of day and the United States would not have been lifted out of the great depression.”

“If this government is comfortable with the idea of becoming provincial administrators accountable to Brussels then let them be honest. But that is not the vision of Sinn Féin. It was never the vision of Collins, Pearce or Connolly.”

Read the statement in full here

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