The Workers Party’s support for a devolved administration in Northern Ireland is well known and long standing. We believe it to be the best means of governance for the people of Northern Ireland.
This position comes from our democratic principles and recognition of the constitutional status of Northern Ireland. But the Assembly is not delivering for the people of Northern Ireland.
The details of the current crisis maybe unique, but the causes are not.
A major reason for this is that the Assembly is built on the existence, acceptance and accommodation of sectarianism and sectarian structures and societal practices which are evident in almost all areas of life.
Only fundamental changes will avoid the cycle of crises the Assembly has produced since 1998.
The Party is proposing five major changes to the way in which the Assembly works
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