Green Party to get behind calls for Stormont opposition
Published 27/10/2012 | 10:55
The Green Party is today set to throw its weight behind the formation of an opposition at Stormont — endorsed by the first referendum in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday Agreement.
The party’s annual conference in Belfast, at Stranmillis College, will today debate a motion from the party executive calling for inter-party negotiations following the next Assembly election.
It admits the proposals, which also include a demand that the post-election talks should agree the blueprint to govern the province, represent a “fundamental change to the principles underlying” the 1998 Agreement.
“(They) should be part of a wider political reform programme tackling other legacy issues arising from the Good Friday and St Andrew’s Agreements. Such a political reform programme should be endorsed by a referendum put to the people of Northern Ireland,” the motion adds.