Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Mallon calls for reform of the Assembly

Seamus Mallon, the first Deputy First Minister of the current institutions, has called for the removal of the system whereby MLAs must designate as ‘unionist’ or ‘nationalist’ (or ‘other’ or ‘centre’). The system, meant to be a safeguard, discriminates against those who do not want to identify in such ‘tribal’ terms. Finding a replacement will not be easy however.

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