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From The Socialist newspaper, 18 January 2017

Northern Ireland calls snap election: back Labour Alternative

Labour Alternative candidates in the 2016 assembly elections, photo CWI, Ireland

Labour Alternative candidates in the 2016 assembly elections, photo CWI, Ireland   (Click to enlarge)

Northern Ireland's power-sharing executive has fallen over the 'cash for ash' energy scandal. Voters will elect a new assembly on 2 March.

Sectarian, capitalist parties dominate politics at Stormont, home of the Northern Ireland government. Trust in them has fallen over chronic corruption and incompetence scandals, and savage austerity.

Even before the 'renewable heating incentive' debacle, pollster Lucid Talk found only 28% trusted Stormont politicians. Young people in particular reject the anti-abortion and anti-marriage equality policies of parties from both sectarian camps.

The Socialist Party (CWI Ireland) will be standing candidates, as part of Labour Alternative, against the establishment. Labour Alternative is a cross-community electoral alliance in Northern Ireland including trade unionists and other left activists.

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