Under the current institutions, political conflict is here to stay

Craig Harrison writes for us on the current political instutions and the inability of policy-makers to find solutions to key problems The continuing impasse over welfare reform perhaps provides the most recent example of what ethnic politics can descend to, but it is by no means the first demonstration of this, and will certainly not be the last. What we should consider is the role the overarching political institutions in Northern Ireland play in producing these kind of disputes, and …

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