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    The Solidarity PbP organisation is holding a think-in to discuss upcoming issues, such as corporate tax, homelessness and the 8th Amendment referendum.

    Richard Boyd Barrett says a number of issues to be discussed at think in | BreakingNews.ie

    I'm sure many potential voters would welcome a chance to get involved in the discussion. Maybe one of our many left and republican parties might consider having such discussions in public.

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    I would have hoped they'd give some thought to their opposition to water charges, and whether it was no more part of an opportunist and populist approach to the development of their political movement rather than a really left-wing stance, but how and ever.

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    PBP are for a border poll (since Gerry Carroll got elected) while Sol/AAA are against one, let's see them finding a common policy on that one.
    Follow the money in this country and it ALWAYS goes back to state support, be it tax breaks, state contracts or the state manipulation of certain markets etc. Free market my eye.

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    Where is it on ? Westbury

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    They don't need an agreed policy on every issue. If they can move forward on even a couple of the basic demands then that is a good thing - homelessness, unemployment and healthcare, for example.

    Maybe SF should join in and stop deflecting the public debate onto 'issues' that few people care about. The victory in the water charges dispute shows that united action can bring results and more can be achieved this winter if the broadest left sticks together.

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    I think you guys have two trends on this issue going at the same time.
    that government is best which governs least.

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    Probably end in a split.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lúidín View Post
    The Solidarity PbP organisation is holding a think-in to discuss upcoming issues, such as corporate tax, homelessness and the 8th Amendment referendum.

    Richard Boyd Barrett says a number of issues to be discussed at think in | BreakingNews.ie

    I'm sure many potential voters would welcome a chance to get involved in the discussion. Maybe one of our many left and republican parties might consider having such discussions in public.
    "I don't know about an election but we are certainly campaigning for issues such as dealing with the disastrous housing crisis, repealing the 8th Amendment and fighting for a fair distribution of the economic growth that's happening so everybody benefits from it instead of a small number of wealthy corporations and individuals,"
    Interesting, if predictable, list.

    1. Housing: all parties are going to be pushing this one in the next GE, assuming that the current version of the 'plan' fails.
    2. Repealing the 8th will be over one way or the other before the next GE, but it will be a hot topic for the next year or so, depending on the date of the referendum.
    3. Interesting acknowledgement that the economy is in fact in recovery. However, Brexit may yet change the basis of that discussion, and we could be discussing a fairer distribution of the bitter lemons.
    Put a thief among honest men and they will eventually relieve him of his watch. Flann O'Brien

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lúidín View Post

    Maybe SF should join in and stop deflecting the public debate onto 'issues' that few people care about. The victory in the water charges dispute shows that united action can bring results and more can be achieved this winter if the broadest left sticks together.
    And how about a catchy slogan like: kill a foetus and win free water for life! Whatever about Peadar Tobin, I'm sure Gerry Adams and his fellow cultists would approve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    Interesting, if predictable, list.

    1. Housing: all parties are going to be pushing this one in the next GE, assuming that the current version of the 'plan' fails.
    2. Repealing the 8th will be over one way or the other before the next GE, but it will be a hot topic for the next year or so, depending on the date of the referendum.
    3. Interesting acknowledgement that the economy is in fact in recovery. However, Brexit may yet change the basis of that discussion, and we could be discussing a fairer distribution of the bitter lemons.
    Apparently they are going to break the fiscal space rules to tackle the housing crisis when they gain power.

    Talk really is cheap.
    Put a thief among honest men and they will eventually relieve him of his watch. Flann O'Brien

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