Aontú Public Meeting in East Derry to Challenge to the Stormont Status Quo.
This evening at 7.30pm, Aontú will be hosting a public meeting in the Radisson Hotel, in Limavady, with Aontú Leader Peadar Tóibín TD & Aontú East Derry Rep Gemma Brolly calling for the people of the north to unite for change.
An Teachta Tóibín: “There is a crisis in the north of Ireland. Covid is reeking havoc in the north in large part because the health service has been weakened over the last 10 years by the Stormont establishment. Nearly 900 beds have been taken out of the sector without any real opposition from any Stormont parties. This has reduced significantly the ability of the health service to deal with the crisis.
Hospitality and small businesses have been hit with the introduction of the Covid Pass which has been shown not to work in any jurisdiction that its been introduced.
The north of Ireland is being destabilized by a Unionist leadership that still believes democracy means a that a majority of unionism determines what happens. The north is in an economic sweet spot in terms of access to the British market and the EU market and cross border trade is surging. Yet the Unionist leadership ignore the fact the majority sought to remain and seek to pull the whole Protocol down.
The same Unionist leadership oppose Irish Unity and call on Nationalists to make ”Northern Ireland work” yet they state that if the DUP is the second largest party in the north they will refuse to take up the position of Deputy First Minister and make the northern political system does not work.
Gemma Brolly: “Derry and the north west of Ireland has been ignored by the Stormont Assembly since its inception. As a regional city Derry has enormous potential and we in Aontú are determined in making it happen. Derry is an afterthought when it comes to infrastructural development. This is not an accident, SDLP and SF have been too east coast focused. It is time for the North to unite for change. Aontú is that vehicle for change to unleash the potential of every man, woman and child from Wexford to Derry.”
“The people of Derry feel abandoned by the Stormont establishment parties. Whilst Sinn Féin and the SDLP get a nice pension boost, working families are suffering even more with cuts to the Universal credit. Whilst, Stormont parties play politics – house prices are rising and social inequality is rampant and rising”.
“Whilst SF and the SDLP focuses on identity politics, it has forgotten the most vulnerable people in our communities. From conspiring with Boris Johnson to impose extreme abortion regime on the North, to ignoring the growing rate of poverty in the North, to the burgeoning housing crisis, Stormont is in dire need of genuine change and a voice that raises the issues that matter. Now is the time for us to unite for change, to unite behind Aontú.”