Hope for Northern Ireland

The UK is like a federalist state. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland all have devolved governments. However, England has no government of its own. Although officially NI has had a devolved parliament it may not have had one after Peter Robinson retired.


The NI assembly has been symbolic of an attempted reconciliation between Unionist and Nationalist communities. Unfortunately it has failed to move beyond more than a symbol. Schools are still for all intents and purposes segregated by religion. Public infrastructure is laughable and the health service is in a sorry state. I would argue that this is because of identity politics. The tribalism that an NI assembly once sought to end has consumed politicians. Divided we have fallen.


There are reasons for hope however. Since 2017 there has been a change in voting habits away from traditional divides. The reasons listed above probably have something to do with it. The elections have reflected an emerging trend toward a cross-community political party that represents everyone. United we will stand.


Each country can only function as well as the universal education system allows. Each country can only foster a successful society through economics. Societies can only fulfil their potential when health systems are prioritised. All of these aspects that underpin society has been neglected by the Northern Ireland political system. There is reason to believe that this will not be the case for the coming decade.



Each country can only function as well as the universal education system allows. Each country can only foster a successful society through economics. Societies can only fulfil their potential when health systems are prioritised. All of these aspects that underpin society has been neglected by the Northern Ireland political system. Divided we fall. United we stand.

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