“We Cannot have Confidence in a Government that is Drowning in Crises” - Tóibín
Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín TD has reacted to the vote of no confidence in the government next week.
Speaking today, Tóibín said “Aontú will not support the government in the upcoming no confidence vote. We have record house prices, record rents, record homelessness, record hospital waiting lists, record A&E overcrowding, record fuel prices, spiralling cost of living crisis and a record National Debt at a time when interest rates are about to take off. This government is drowning in a sea of crises and there is no evidence that they will resolve any one of these crisis. We need change now and as a result Aontú will vote no confidence in the Government”.
Tóibín continued “In many ways this government has only made these situations worse. The government has introduced loopholes to allow multi-annual rent increases. They have distorted the housing market by ceding responsibility in social housing to investor funds by allowing these funds to sidestep 10% stamp duty if they leaseback houses to the state for social housing. They have pumped billions for social housing provision into the hands of private landlords instead of building homes. They are provide half-baked housing schemes that push up prices and build no homes. The price of a 3-bed home is increasing by €100 every single day. Yet the Government have allowed thousands of homes to stand idle without any economic incentive to get them back into use”.
“In the midst of a fuel price disaster the government are harvesting more tax from hard pressed families than before the cost of living crisis started to bite. In a waiting list and A&E crisis the government is seeking to close A&E capacity.People havd had enough. The government’s Dáil majority is collapsing. We need change now”.