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Left Archive: Building a Real Political Alternative, Statement from the United Left Alliance, c.December 2010 January 6, 2020

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Many thanks to Alan Kinsella of Irish Election Literature for this, a brief, self-explanatory document, from the then recently formed United Left Alliance outlining its perspective.

The newly formed United Left Alliance (ULA) is opposed to the governments’ bailouts and the slash and burn policies which are only making the crisis worse. In the general election we aim to provide a real alternative to the establishment parties as well as Labour and Sinn Fein, who also accept the capitalist market and refuse to rule out coalition with right wing parties. The approach of a Fine Gael / Labour government in power would not be fundamentally different than this government.

It notes that its candidates will eschew coalition with ‘any of the right-wing parties particularly Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael’. It also has seven key demands, these being:

1. End the bailout of banks and developers.
2. Tax the greedy not the needy
3. End the jobs crisis
4. Reverse the cuts – Defend public services
5. Equality for all
6. Protect the environment
7. Build a real left alternative in Ireland and Europe

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