General Election 2017: 12/05/2017 Party Election Broadcasts: Alliance Party


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General Election 2017: 12/05/2017

A party election broadcast by the Alliance Party for the general election on 8 June.


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Hello, again.

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It's hard to believe another election is happening so soon.

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And even harder to believe the direction in which the UK and

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Northern Ireland is being taken.

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The Government, supported by some local MPs,

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is heading towards a recklessly hard Brexit,

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putting up barriers between us and the rest of Europe.

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Looking inward and backward.

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Threatening the way in which we live, learn, work and trade.

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The wrong direction for the whole of the UK, but particularly bad for us.

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Meanwhile, other parties are risking devolution,

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endangering our public services like health and education.

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Again, political leaders who are looking inward and backward,

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instead of outward and forward.

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More interested in winning tribal headcounts than delivering for you.

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So, although you're probably as fed up as we are,

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this election gives you a really important opportunity.

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An opportunity to change direction.

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To say enough is enough.

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To set a new course.

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To tell Westminster and Stormont

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to turn away from the politics of division,

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towards politics that brings people together,

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celebrates diversity and offers hope.

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That's our kind of politics.

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Alliance exists to change the direction of our society,

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towards a society where your needs, not party interests, come first.

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Towards a society that engages positively with our nearest

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neighbours and the rest of the world.

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Towards a progressive, vibrant and prosperous community,

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that looks forward and outward.

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That's the direction that Alliance wants to go.

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It's why we promoted power-sharing long before anyone else.

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And perhaps why the only Executives that lasted the full term

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were those with Alliance ministers.

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It's why, when we elected our first MP, their record of representing

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Northern Ireland at Westminster exceeded every other local party.

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It's why we are determined to oppose a recklessly hard Brexit, and

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to protect Northern Ireland from the irreversible damage that will cause.

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And it's why in the last election,

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the Alliance vote increased by 50%, growing faster than any other party.

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Attracting votes from more people and places than for decades.

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So, if, like them, you want this place to change direction,

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then vote in the direction of progressive politics.

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In the direction of a shared, prosperous,

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outward and forward-looking Northern Ireland.

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In the direction of positive engagement with Europe and beyond,

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and of a Stormont that delivers for you.

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On 8 June, vote to change direction.

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Vote Alliance.

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