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AAA/PBP Launch - attack on Joan

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[font='Open Sans', open-sans, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial]Coppinger attacks Tánaiste at AAA/PBP launch[/font]

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[font='Open Sans', open-sans, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial]Fine Gael and Labour are trying to "bamboozle the public with an avalanche of election pledges that they simply cannot keep". That was the clear message from the Anti-Austerity Alliance/People Before Profit group at its general election launch today, writes Conor McMorrow of our political staff.[/font]



[font='Open Sans', open-sans, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial]Attacks on the Labour Party were a dom[/font][font='Open Sans', open-sans, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial]inant theme of the event in Dublin’s Buswells Hotel, with Ruth Coppinger drawing battle lines with constituency rival Joan Burton.[/font]

[font='Open Sans', open-sans, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial]Outgoing TD Richard Boyd Barrett claimed the coalition parties have been trying to confuse the public with an avalanche of election pledges that they simply cannot keep. He said that similar promises had been broken in the past five years.[/font]

[font='Open Sans', open-sans, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial]He described the fiscal space as “fiction”, saying it was nothing more than a guess about economic growth.[/font]

[font='Open Sans', open-sans, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial]He added that none of the government’s pledges had any credibility and it was engaging in fantasy economics.[/font]

[font='Open Sans', open-sans, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial]Mr Boyd Barrett said that the choice for the electorate was between “a genuine left-wing radical alternative and leaving behind a past of cronyism, tribal politics and injustice”. The alternative was sticking with the status quo.[/font]

[font='Open Sans', open-sans, Helvetica, 'Helvetica Neue', Arial]Socialist TD Ruth Coppinger said that one thing they could confirm they were hearing on the doorsteps was a widespread sense of betrayal by the Labour Party.[/font]
http://www.rte.ie/news/election-2016/2016/0204/765449-pbp-aaa-press-conference/
 
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