Changing the political conversation: a Green manifesto

‘I used to think I was not interested in politics, just in human rights, animal rights and social justice.  It turns out that is politics’.  So said Steven Agnew, leader of the Green Party in Northern Ireland, at the launch of the party’s election manifestos on Thursday 1 May (see the link below). Too often, Agnew’s observation suggests, people in Northern Ireland grow up thinking that the binary opposition of ‘the two communities’ exhausts politics; that if you don’t come down on one side …

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