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Campaign for Labour Policies call on LP TDs to vote down Social Welfare Bill. December 10, 2012

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Irish Politics, The Left.

You can read it here (also PFPM put the text in comments earlier, for which many thanks).


1. tomasoflatharta - December 10, 2012

Reblogged this on Tomás Ó Flatharta and commented:
Labour Leinster Member of the European Parliament, Nessa Childers, said today on RTE Radio’s Morning Ireland she favoured voting NO to the Budget Social Welfare Bill. How many, if any, of Childers’ colleagues in the Labour Parliamentary Party will follow her advice?


2. Julian Assandwich - December 10, 2012

If the call for a ‘No’ vote is limited to the Social Welfare Bill, I’m wondering what exactly they find so progressive about the rest of the Budget?

This looks like a tokenistic ‘No’ vote to give the illusion that they oppose the austerity coalition – yet they’ll be remaining part of the Labour Party in a period of austerity coalition and social partnership.

While a No to the Social Welfare Bill is a welcome step forward, there must be a resounding ‘No’ to the entire budget and they must break with the Labour Party and follow their principles. Or they’ll prove to not be principles at all.


RosencrantzisDead - December 10, 2012

It may be because a failure to pass a Finance Bill would trigger a GE. Of course, the odds of any but a token few voting against either that or the Social Welfare Bill are quite low.


3. Loveyou longtime - December 10, 2012

No to the Social Welfare Bill is a de facto no to the Budget – will any of them vote No, No they won’t. Keaveney’s seat is likely gone whatever he does and he would be dicing with any future he has when he returns to his job in SIPTU if he voted No – McNamara – who knows, and really who cares what he does – the rest are people of principle – the principle being we’re all great patriots and button up yer blueshirt.


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