Saturday September 19, 2020

Sinn Féin’s proposals aren’t wrong, just unsustainable

Almost any tax system a government sets up will work in year one. The trick is to devise one that continues working in years two, three, and four

2nd February, 2020
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin, Pearse Doherty and Mary Lou McDonald at the launch of the party's general election manifesto in Dublin. Picture: PA

Last Tuesday’s publication of the Sinn Féin election manifesto was met with the usual howls of derision from their political opponents. You’d be disappointed if it were otherwise.

Its contents provoked extreme responses, which was possibly the intention. Its ideology is firmly rooted in socialist ideas, which tend not to have the same electoral support here as they might have in Britain.

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