Well paid public reps in SDLP and SF should not be afraid of public debate – Tóibín
Aontú leader Peadar Tóibín TD has contacted Michelle O’Neill, Colum Eastwood and their parties on three separate occasions seeking a public debate on the Stormont shutdown, rising food, housing & health poverty in the north, Brexit and Irish Unity.
According to the Aontú leader; “these are serious issues. Both political parties claim to oppose the Stormont shutdown. Both claim to be the voice of the poor and disadvantaged in the north and both claim to seek Irish Unity. However both party leaders have remained silent and refused to respond to 3 requests to debate these issues in public”.
“I appreciate that Aontú is a new political party and the establishment Nationalist parties may not want their political cartel disrupted. However these issues are far too important to depend on the narrow strategic interests of political parties. There should be nothing to be feared from honest political debate on objectives we should all share. No political party should be immune from challenge on these core values. Well paid public reps should not refuse to debate these serious issues in public”.