Aontú Manifesto Already Setting the Political Agenda
Aontú launched its Local Election 2023 Manifesto in Belfast. Speaking at the event Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín TD stated;
“Aontú is a new political party. We are small but we are growing fast and despite our size we are impacting the political agenda in the north of Ireland”.
“Aontú is the party of reform. Its Aontú that has led the campaign to reform the Executive so it cant be crashed by the DUP, SF or anyone else. We have brought this campaign to Washington DC, Westminster and the Dáil and increasingly senor politicians have come to the realisation that this reform is necessary. Here the Alliance Party themselves have taken up this policy and we welcome this. Unfortunately both the DUP and SF oppose this reform as its in their interests to have the ability to crash the system for their own party interests. But this is not in the interests of the people and it has to change”.
“ Its Aontú that has led the campaign to stop salaries for stay at home MLAs. If an MLA wont do their job, they should not get paid. There would be protests on the streets over any other country if their political leaders would not do their job in a cost of living crisis. It cannot be tolerated any more here. We have also led the campaign against the savage Rates hikes imposed by the Stormont parties on families who are already under strain from the Cost of Living Crisis”.
“Its Aontú that seeks to devolve economic power from London to Belfast. We want economic self-determination for All Ireland. Health services are being decimated, public servants are voting with their feet and leaving due to poor pay and conditions. There is a £750m hole in the education budget. Public transport and local authorities are in reverse with regards service provision and all the Stormont parties can think of is how to divvy up a dwindling Block Grant from London. Only Aontú has the determination to devolve tac power from London to Belfast and equalise corporation taxes north and south. We want to draw in international investment, create well paid jobs for our young people so that they can raise their families here in Ireland. This will increase funding for our hospitals, schools, public transport and public services.
“Our activists are also showing leadership on the ground. Aontú is pushing back against the closure of hospital and health services. Thousands attended our protests for better health care nationwide. This election is showing increased momentum behind Aontú. If people want change they have to change the way they vote. Vótáil Aontú uimhir 1”.