Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty has responded to comments made by Goldman Sachs Economist Kevin Daly regarding Sinn Féin’s economic policies, saying that he will not be lectured to from somebody who represents an institution integral in the creation of the global banking crisis.
Deputy Doherty said:
“Comments made by Kevin Daly must be taken with a pinch of salt. These remarks are coming from a representative of a financial institution that was part and parcel of the global banking crisis.
“When you have a party like Sinn Féin that is supporting a stance against austerity it is unsurprising that you would have these global financial institutions come out and attack the position of the party, and without any real knowledge of what the party actually stands for.
“Sinn Féin is a people centred anti-austerity party with a focus on promoting equality. We are continually challenging the status quo, which is threatening to elites with vested financial interests to protect. We wish to tackle fundamental economic issues for the benefit of all, not just for the pockets of some.”
Source: Sinn Féin Newsroom