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Cllr Emmet Doyle: Establishment Parties Seeking to Whitewash Their Failures Away

Aontú Derry Cllr and Foyle Assembly candidate has slammed the SDLP and Sinn Fein for seeking to employ a ‘whitewash election strategy’ in the constituency that seeks to deny their failures over a period of nearly two decades in Stormont.

Cllr Doyle:
“So desperate are the SDLP and Sinn Fein to hold onto their seats in Foyle that they are openly seeking to brainwash the electorate into thinking they haven’t been in the failing Stormont Executive for nearly twenty years.

Their ‘we’ll fix everything on May 6th’ message to voters is not working as the reception they’ve received at hustings has shown, and when they preach change they do so only to highlight that a change means leaving them behind.

Between candidates telling voters to stop questioning them at doors and ‘get a life’ or censoring opposition views on their Facebook pages, these two parties that have promised the moon and stars to people for their votes at this election don’t seem to have grasped that change is coming and more people are looking to Aontú as an alternative voice for Derry.

I have shown the lengths I am willing to go to at Council and in the community to serve our people. 

Activism outside of election time is something these parties have long forgotten about and on May 5th I believe people will make a definitive change of direction and opt to have someone in their corner unravelling the spin and the coverup of failure from parties that have run out of steam”

By Aontú Press | 19 April, 2022

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Throughout Ireland, many people are now afraid to say what they feel, many are afraid to respectfully engage on a range of different topics. Many feel there is a new censorship and a new political correctness in Ireland, that opposition to the establishment is being deleted.

Respectful opposition is not the enemy. Respectful opposition is a critical element of a functional democracy. Aontú will have the backbone to stand up, without fear, for you.