Young peo­ple slam ‘deficit’ in democ­racy

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - NEWS - BY MIR­ROR RE­PORTER

A GROUP of young peo­ple have voiced frus­tra­tion and anger at the “demo­cratic deficit” in North­ern Ire­land.

The Our Fu­ture, Our Choice NI group vis­ited Queen’s Univer­sity in

Belfast be­fore go­ing on to Stor­mont.

They con­demned the con­tin­ued sus­pen­sion of the Ex­ec­u­tive and voiced sup­port for a peo­ple’s

Brexit vote.

The Assem­bly and Ex­ec­u­tive have been in sus­pen­sion for al­most two years fol­low­ing the DUP’S role in the botched RHI green en­ergy scheme.

The young peo­ple were met on Fri­day by SDLP

MLA Claire Hanna.

Aron Hughes, 17, from West Belfast, said: “The only rep­re­sen­ta­tion we have is from 18 MPS, and 17 of them ei­ther mis­rep­re­sent us or un­der-rep­re­sent us.

“The DUP are on the hard side of Brexit whereas North­ern Ire­land did vote to Re­main, while Sinn Fein don’t take their seats so we are un­der-rep­re­sented.”

RE­CEP­TION Claire Hanna

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