Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 31 July 2014

Adams 'reckless with truth' over the blame game

TRAWLING the channels for lesser TV fare, I came face-to-face with Gerry Adams performing at the Sinn Fein conference.

The fervid agreement of the massed support – expressed in whistles and shouts of approval – left no need for proof beyond claim: Gerry had the answers to Ireland's myriad social problems.

Summing up the social miseries that arise from the capitalist mode of production, Mr Adams was reckless with the truth when he ascribed the present slump to the failings of fellow politicians. In light of those governments that failed with Maynard Keynes' flawed demand management theory and the claims of Blair and Brown that they had resolved capitalism's boom-slump syndrome, voters might feel that some pre-election information is required from Mr Adams, or Sinn Fein.

RICHARD MONTAGUE

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