SF may take Govt to court over bailout deal

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Aindriu

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Sinn Féin is considering a legal challenge to the Government's decision not to put the EU/IMF bailout deal to a Dáil vote.

The party said that the Government is acting unconstitutionally in its failure to allow TDs to have their say on the deal.

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said: "Any new government should refuse to honour the terms of the IMF/EU deal and Sinn Féin will seek a mandate in the General Election to renegotiate it.

"This Government has no mandate to impose the terrible deal it has negotiated with the IMF and EU.
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Once again SF lead from the front. They are going to do really well come the GE methinks.
 


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Once again SF lead from the front. They are going to do really well come the GE methinks.

The killer debt deal has to go to the Dail, because legislation is needed to implement it. Once it reaches the Dail, it needs to be rejected. Every vote of every TD needs to be recorded so the everyone knows who exactly chose to sell out the country to foreign banks. The budget vote is the first one.

If, for some reason, there are enough FFers willing to put party loyalty ahead of national interest, then an Article 27 referendum should be implemented, which only requires a one-third vote.

However, if the Irish government intends to completely ignore the constituitonal limits on its authorty, then more drastic measures are needed. At that point, this government needs to be brought down the hard way. The choices are:

(1) a lawsuit that takes the constitutional issue to the courts. If SF is pursuing this route, then they deserve everyone's support. This needs to be done. In fact, it probably needed to be done over the issue of the bank guarantee in the first place, as that too may have exceeded the constitutional scope of the government's power.

(2) a general strike, massive demonstration in front of the government, etc., ie., the usual way governments are brought down by the people.
 

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