Young an­gry at NI’s po­lit­i­cal dead­lock

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY RE­BECCA BLACK

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.

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