Lyttle: Now is the time to take responsibility for delivering a shared future

Alliance OFMDFM spokesperson, Chris Lyttle MLA, has said the Community Relations Council’s Peace III monitoring report has shown why we must deliver a shared future. Chris was commenting during an Assembly debate on the report.

Chris Lyttle MLA said: “Now is the time for all political parties to take responsibility and deliver a shared future in Northern Ireland.

“This report shows that 16 years on from the Good Friday Agreement, our society is still divided along sectarian lines in housing, education and almost all other aspects of our society. As the report’s author Dr Paul Nolan says, ‘a culture of endless negotiation has become embedded and, without a vision of a shared society to sustain it, the peace process has lost the power to inspire’.

“The report supports the Alliance Party’s ideas for achieving a shared future. It highlights that a large number of people want to see more integrated education and shared housing, yet the Executive’s shared future strategy ‘Together: Building a United Community’ does not even mention integrated education and there has been no progress on its meagre target of creating 10 shared neighbourhoods.”


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