05 April 2022

Overhauling the Stormont system would provide a better route to delivery

It is often easy to blame politicians for the failings in our politics: we had three years of no government, and just two years after resolving this, a leaderless Executive following the resignation of the First Minister. Whilst politicians were responsible for taking these decisions, over 20 years later it is increasingly clear that the institutions created by the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement are struggling to accommodate a changing society and the expectations that people have of their elected representatives.

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23 March 2022

Getting more women into politics

Parliamentary democracy, in its simplest terms, is about electing people to represent the views of wider society. In doing this, we might expect it to reflect society, but in reality, this hasn’t been the case.

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