[Marxism] Looking for common solutions in NI - with London or with Dublin?
lueko.willms at t-online.de
Sun Dec 10 12:01:39 MST 2006
On Thu, 07 Dec 2006 23:22:26 -0800,
wrote Danielle Ni Dhighe
on Re: [Marxism] Reply on Ireland to PF
> At 09:49 AM 12/7/2006, Lüko Willms wrote:
> >What you prefer not to mention, is that SF advanced the demand to
> >implement an all-Irish corporate income tax rate of 12% for all the
> >island, for all 32 counties.
> And how exactly is that radical or even progressive? In the South, it
> may be liberal reformism and in the North it may be more conservative,
> but it isn't anything like the republican socialism Sinn Fein
> previously claimed to champion nor is it particularly republican.
The 17% are the all-British tax rate for the "United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Northern Ireland" -- Sinn Féin proposed to leave the country
UK for a common solution with the 26 counties, for an all-Irish tax rate
While I am dead set against all those tax gifts to corporations and
rich people in Germany, in a Northern Irish parliament, I would vote
with both hands for for this motion like for any other measure which
breaks the six counties' union with London and establishes an all-Irish
Do you think that Northern Ireland should keep the Union with
England, maybe out of a workerist illusion that the Union is better for
> I prefer to see the national liberation struggle and the class
> liberation struggle as completely intertwined. One can't be
> accomplished without the other.
That's what the doctrine says.
The experience of real struggles says, that you can't achieve neither
one if one makes the national question to a side issue of an alleged
class struggle orientation.
Your rejection of an all-Irish common corporate tax rate, i.e. your
preference on Northern Irelands Union with Britain in tax matters is a
logical consequence of that -- instead of helping to organize the Irish
workers to a party by and for themselves, you insist on subjecting them
to British tax laws and rules, i.e. to His Majety's Chancellor of
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