Thursday 17 June 2021
Speaking about the ratification of a First Minister and Deputy First Minister today, Green Party NI leader Clare Bailey MLA said:
“The nomination of a First Minister and Deputy First Minister is welcome, but we shouldn’t be here again - repeatedly taking people to the brink and back is ridiculous.
“This five party Executive is manufacturing crisis rather than tackling the long-standing crises' that people are living through. The housing crisis, the climate crisis, the waiting list crisis.
“We need delivery of NDNA commitments across a range of issues. Whether that be on abortion rights, an independent Environmental Protection Agency, a Childcare Strategy or enhanced provision for integrated education.
“Let’s not forget that MPs approved new abortion regulations one year ago, but women here are denied abortion rights. Three hundred and seventy-one (371) women have since travelled to England and Wales, during a pandemic, to access services.”
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