Election scaremongering

  • 10 August 2007
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In a successful piece of pre-election scaremongering, the right-wing parties claimed that, if Sinn Fein was elected into power in Leinster House, there would be a “flight of capital” from the state.


In fact, the opposite has happened. Sinn Fein is in power in the north and investment is flowing in there. In the south, Fianna Fail, the Greens and PDs are in power and the economy worsens weekly with capital flowing out, the construction sector in trouble, inflation increasing much more than wages and, in a throw-back to 1987, well-off politicians and business executives telling the rest of us to tighten our belts.