In a statement, Cllr. Richard Boyd Barrett, People Before Profit Alliance (PBPA) has said that proposals now being made by the establishment political parties – Fianna Fail, Fine Gael & Labour – had little credibility given their previous records. Cllr. Boyd Barrett said that any party willing to sign up to the IMF/EU package was effectively signing away Ireland’s democracy and handing the country over to unelected bureaucrats in the EU and IMF – rendering meaningless talk of political reform. He added that all the main parties were part of a ‘cosy club’ that had resisted any serious attempts at political reform for decades because of personal and party self-interest.
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