Young people slam ‘deficit’ in democracy
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
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