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Northern Ireland's cross-community party – Together, we're stronger

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Shared Future

Building a shared society is the biggest single challenge facing Northern Ireland and should be the central over-arching priority for the NI Executive. Quite simply, we will not achieve what we want for Northern Ireland - economically and socially - if we don't address this critical issue.

But we won't do this by tinkering around the edges. For the first time in generations, we have the opportunity to tackle the underlying pattern of segregation, exclusion, discrimination and threat. Northern Ireland should become a truly shared society.

Division also hurts us economically. An independent report argued that division costs Northern Ireland £1.5bn each year and it is difficult to attract investors to a divided region.

Our proposals to tackle the cost of division include:

For Everyone, our blueprint for an Executive Strategy on a shared future, can be read here.