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Labour will not be bound by IMF sell-out - Gilmore tells Dáil

Posted on December 02, 2010 at 04:01 PM

"This is a sell-out of our country. It is a surrender by the Government of this country's sovereignty, of its rights to make its own decisions, determine its own budgets and the Labour Party will not be bound by this document," the Labour Leader Eamon Gilmore told the House today.

Deputy Gilmore was speaking about opposing the Order of Business in the House because the Government proposed no questions next week, no Leaders' Questions except for Tuesday and no Order of Business on Wednesday.

"This is being done to clear the decks for the budget. Under normal circumstances , that would be a remarkable way to do the budget, but it is particularly so this year in light of the document that was presented yesterday evening at the end of the EU/IMF agreement.

He continued: "You may not allow us to discuss this, but we will not allow this to happen."

You can see what Eamon said in its entirety in the accompanying video, while you can read the proceedings on the Oireachtas website.

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