Cllr Anthony Kelly has attacked what he describes as pre election posturing by Labour Party politicians in relation to water charges. The Sinn Féin rep said that the electorate would not be fooled into thinking that Labour were not in favour of the water tax that they have voted through the Dail.
Cllr Kelly said;
"No one in their right minds would fall for the latest attempts by Labour Party candidates to claim that their party is not in favour of water charges. They are part of the government who introduced this tax and they are part of the government that will set the tariff amount on every household in the state. Labour has chosen freely to bring in this despised tax and now all the political double speak in the world wont save them from the wrath of the electorate."
"Pat Rabbitte once famously said thats what you done in elections when questioned on broken pre election promises. The idea that Labour will reject unfair water tariffs is just another pre election promise waiting to be broken."
"Sinn Féin rejected domestic water charges in the six counties and ensured that the tax was not introduced. We stood by our word. We oppose this tax and are in favour of sound alternatives such as a wealth tax. We have always said that those who can afford to pay more should do so. The Labour Party once said this too but unfortunately for the people of this state, that became just another broken election promise."