Northern Ireland needs a renewal and realignment of
politics, if it is to move beyond an uneasy peace to reconciliation, and
from policy inertia to policy innovation. Agreement on a
across civil society, and among the more accommodating and progressive
political parties, can be the springboard for a step change.
The goal is to ensure that in a future assembly election
we can install a genuine power-sharing coalition, cemented by commitment
to universal norms, which grapples effectively with the key challenges
facing Northern Ireland in a global context: a shared future, social
inclusion and sustainable development.
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18 February 2013
Flags: can we now have a serious debate?
event is a panel discussion on this challenge in the Holiday Inn,
Ormeau Avenue, Belfast, on Monday 18 February at 7:30.
Our panel will comprise
John McCallister of the Ulster Unionist Party, Chris Lyttle,
representing Alliance in East Belfast, and the Green Party leader
Steven Agnew MLA. They will be joined by Claire Hanna of the
SDLP and her fellow Belfast city councillor John Kyle. Trevor
Ringland will speak on behalf of the Conservative Party and
Rebecca Hall will represent Labour. We
are awaiting confirmation from the DUP and Sinn Fein. Dr
will be an independent expert discussant.