“Deep divisions” are opening up in Irish society and attempts are being made to drive a wedge between public sector and private sector workers, Eamon Gilmore told the annual conference of Labour Youth in the Mansion House Dublin last night.
He said Friday’s huge turnout of both public and private sector workers at the Irish Congress of Trade Union’s (Ictu) national day of protest showed “workers are not going to lie down and meekly accept being singled out by Fianna Fáil and the Greens”.
“The Government is saying that the €4billion that needs to be found in this budget must be achieved by targeting those on social welfare; those who work in the public service; and those who are dependent on public services.
Mr Gilmore, it surprises me to think that you did not anticipated this strategy from the Government and its media cronies, but what is more surprising is that you stated on TV last week to David Williams that if NAMA was passed you in a future Government would not change anything with NAMA
This has to be the shock of the year for me and thousands of others that thought you could be the obvious choice to replace Brian Cowen!
It is now not as clear to me if I should vote for Labour.
In light of this revelation, I call upon you now to demand an immediate General election.
You can stop NAMA from ever happening then,
(That is if you are really determent to stop it)
We the people have the right to vote on this ourselves don’t you think?