Parties of the left must have the same courage and ambition for change as the people
In a statement this morning People Before Profit set out its final message to voters stating that “a political earthquake is underway that could break the cycle of Fianna Fail/ Fine Gael rule and open the possibility of a left government. But to achieve this a huge turnout out of voters is needed.
People Before Profit appealed to voters to come out in force on Saturday and to vote left. This could make the possibility of a left government a reality.
People Before Profit calls on all of the parties of the left to show the same courage and ambition for change as is clearly evident from people on the doorstep and in the recent polls.
Richard Boyd Barrett said: “there is an unmistakable thirst for change among huge numbers of voters who want to break the cycle of Fianna Fail/ Fine Gael two party rule and to fundamentally change the direction of Irish society. People are furious at the failure of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael to address the crisis’ in housing, health, the cost of living and the climate emergency and want a radical departure from the failed and identical policies of the two major parties.
“There is also a huge excitement amongst voters that for the first time ever this is a real possibility. It has strong echoes of the repeal and marriage equality moment.
“We are appealing to all other parties of the left to grasp this historic opportunity and not to squander it or betray the hopes of their voters by supporting another Fianna Fail Fine Gael government.
“People Before Profit appeals to voters to vote for People Before Profit as the most clear, consistent and active fighters for a radical break from nearly a century of Fianna Fail/ Fine Gael rule and from their failed policy and ideology. A large vote for People Before Profit is the best way to maintain the momentum for change and for a left government and to keep the pressure on the other left parties to look to the left and not to repeat the disastrous mistakes of the past by falling into the trap of supporting Fianna Fail and Fine Gael.”