As I said, their manifesto had cuts and taxes in it. They won 1/3 of the seats in a coalition, FG won 2/3rds of the seats. Yet the agreed programme for government was a 50-50 split between the manifestos of the two parties when it came to taxes and spending. Whether you like it or not, Labour did not win a majority. They had no mandate to implement their manifesto, a manifesto you clearly know absolutely nothing about anyway. Also, the vast majority of public debt is due to overspending on public services, public pay, and welfare. There was no debt taken on to pay anyone's "gambling debts".Promised to protect the most vulnerable, targeted them for cuts and the public debt burden they created for the gambling debts of the elites.
Fair enough, but again they didn't win a majority. Labour had 1/3 of the seats in a coalition, but for some reason you seem to think every Labour policy should have been implemented to the letter. Why?Promised to protect this country's future by keeping third-level affordable, then doubled fees and halved grants.
Define "social justice".Promised social justice
They didn't victimise the Jobstown protesters. But they're quite right to dislike them, and call them out on their disgusting, misogynistic, thuggish behaviour towards their party leader. The fact that a few protesters were acquitted in court doesn't make their behaviour any less shameful.spent years victimising the Jobstown protesters after they finally rebelled against decades of managed decline.
There was no homelessness crisis when they took office. It was that government's success in turning the economy round quicker than anyone expected which created that crisis.Promised to solve homelessness by 2016,
What? Even by the standards of your post so far, that's a moronically brain-dead and ignorant statement.created the current housing crisis via HAP.
They increased the minimum wage despite a €20 billion budget deficit and record unemployment, they maintained core welfare payments, increased training and reskilling, and yes, helped people back to work via schemes like Jobbridge, which were largely successful. And 200,000 new jobs created over the course of that government - the vast majority full-time.Promised to represent workers and improve their conditions, created JobBridge and failed to legislate against precarious work.
No. Labour and FG in government from 2011-16 did more for this country every week than you'll do in your whole life.Tell me, HBAP - how are Labour not the lowest of traitors?