The Left Response
The programme for the Party’s Northern Ireland Conference – The Left Response – has been announced.
The need for a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland, the case for reconstituting the Civic Forum and a presentation on the Party’s submission to Haass will be among the discussions which will be headlined by an examination of the realities of life in Northern Ireland fifteen years after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.
The conference will also hear from a number of guest speakers including John O’Farrell of the Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.
‘Our conference comes at an important time’, says Party General Secretary John Lowry. ‘ At a time when we are scrutinising our past as well as our present we have the opportunity to pose the really important question: ‘What type of society do we want to live in’?
We can take bold and progressive steps now or we can condemn ourselves and our society to an on-going sectarian stalemate. That reality will be reflected in our conference debate’, he said.