Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan has taken a swipe at the EU and the Irish government’s ongoing reactions to the crisis in Greece.
Speaking in Dublin prior to Saturday’s protest in support of Greece, the Dublin MEP said:
“Every mainstream economist and even the IMF has quite clearly stated that Greek debt is unsustainable. And yet we have Enda Kenny, Joan Burton et al rigidly following the pro-austerity line pushed by their European masters in Brussels.
“While our government is clearly locked in that familiar position of kowtowing to Brussels, it is clear to those outside the bubble of establishment politics in Ireland that the bitterness Europe’s elite have towards Syriza stems from the Greek government being a dissenting voice to the EU’s failed austerity agenda while standing up for its people.
“Never has that fact been more clearly demonstrated than in the recent comments made by the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz who said that negotiations with Greece should continue but only with an appointed technocratic government should the Greek people vote Yes in Sunday’s referendum.
“This is an example of the President of the European Parliament interfering in the internal politics of a member state. Europe’s dislike of Tsipras and Syriza has no boundaries.
“I am asking the Irish people to demonstrate support for the Greek people tomorrow. Please join us at 12 noon at the Central Bank and let Kenny & Co know that the Irish people will not stand idly by and watch Europe’s puppeteers quietly pull the strings of a political coup in a fellow member state.”
Source: Sinn Féin Newsroom