Voting rights need to be looked at


The rights of EU citizens are going to be important in Northern Ireland after Brexit.

With EU citizens able to apply for a vote in assembly elections, it could be decisive in the balance of power in Northern Ireland.

If voting went along religious lines, this would go against unionists. I know this is the same in the two other devolved administrations of the UK but, with the Northern Ireland Assembly finely balanced, outside influence could be crucial.

If it comes to a referendum, the only EU citizens to get a vote would be those who hold Irish citizenship who live in the UK. The general election is something similar.

I think that it needs to be looked at as to who has the right to vote in Northern Ireland elections. I believe that only those who were born in Northern Ireland or have lived here for a very long time should be voting.

This is one of the reasons that Sinn Fein/IRA and nationalists in general are pro immigration.

Many from an immigrant background do not have the full knowledge of how evil the IRA were.

Sinn Fein/IRA go around talking of equality and that may lead those with little knowledge of their background to think they are reasonable people.

Many of us in unionist and nationalist communities know this is not to be true.

John Mulholland, Doagh