Spell out the USC cut or else drop the promise
Why do Fine Gael persist with their policy of abolition of the USC when they can provide neither economic nor political evidence that it will actually happen?
Micheál Martin has called out Enda Kenny's party on the proposal now, saying the USC plans are "not in the land of reality".
The increased demands for public sector pay rises have placed additional pressures on the Exchequer. The USC plans look set to be a victim of the industrial relations crisis as the resources will simply not be available.