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Bigoted voting hurts integration

We will never have a real, shared, integrated society as long as people vote for sectarian parties.

The two major parties gain their votes by playing on people's fears of the 'other side'. Sharing power for them means sharing out power - not integrating our society.

Millions of pounds that could be spent on improving health and education are spent in providing separate facilities for our divided community.

The majority of people have said they want integrated schooling. Integrated schools have to turn away hundreds of applicants, as they are not allowed increase their places, because there are empty desks in schools that parents are not choosing.

Not only is there religious hatred, but many people are subjected to racial hatred and bigotry.

We must all be given the opportunity to live, work and play together.



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