On Monday the 15th of November last I interviewed Joanne Spain, Sinn Féin’s economic advisor and party strategy manager. The interview dealt first with Sinn Féin’s pre-Budget submission, which unlike those of the other main parties in the Dáil argues that the deficit must be closed not through cuts but by providing a properly costed stimulus funded by money in the National Pension Reserve Fund and by instigating a wealth tax.
The conversation then turned to the recent High Court victory of Senator Pearse Doherty, whose success has forced the government to hold a by-election in his constituency of Donegal South-West, which has been held up for 17 months.
We also discussed the announcement of Sinn Féin’s Finance spokesperson, Arthur Morgan to stand down at the next electon and return to running his family business. This lead the conversation to the recent news that Party leader Gerry Adams hopes to stand in Arthur Morgan’s Louth constituency in the forthcoming General Election.
The interview is 35 minutes long and can be listened to in the embedded played below or downloaded by right-clicking on the file and selecting Save As.
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