Young angry at NI’s political deadlock
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, the home of Northern Ireland’s nonfunctioning government.
They condemned the continued suspension of the powersharing government at Stormont, and voiced support for a people’s vote over how the UK leaves the European Union.
Aron Hughes, 17, from west Belfast, said young people in Northern Ireland were feeling frustrated at their lack of political representation.
“We are here at Stormont today to show that young people in Northern Ireland have a democratic deficit, we don’t have an executive, we have no Stormont, up in that building behind us there are no politicians making decisions for us,” he said.