THE man behind this summer’s campaign to put pressure on our politicians to go back to work is back in action and is walking to Stormont.
On January 5th Enniskillen dance instructor Dylan Quinn will embark on a walk from Enniskillen to Parliament buildings in Belfast.
So what has spurred on Dylan Quinn’s most recent course of action? ‘The continued frustration of the lack of political leadership,’ said the father of four.
In August, Dylan took action to urge politicians to get back to work as the North broke the record for the longest period of time that a jurisdiction has spent without a working government. Following the successful event in Enniskillen, Dylan is once again making a stand.
“It will be a challenge to do the journey, but I have to face up the challenges and get there, which is what I think the politicians should do. Some people will question what the action is actually doing, and there are nae-sayers out there. That demonstrates the frustration in the community here but roundly they have been very supportive.”
People are welcome to join Dylan along the way, but he adds that he does not want the walk to become a parade.
“This is about one person doing something and hopefully others will too. If people do wish to meet me, I want to record people’s stories along the way and put them online so people can share their frustrations.”
He says that MLAs and politicians have so far failed to geti n touch about his campaign but he noted that MLAs saw their salaries trimmed after his ‘We Deserve Better’ Campaign and he reckons the publicity surrounding it may have prompted cuts to MLA pay.
“It is interesting to note that after the We Deserve Better event, whether it was directly our responsibility or not, the MLAs got their pay cut twice. Those things happened after the previous event so I hope people realise that they can make something happen when they come together.
“Maybe this will be a catalyst to remind them that we are here and we are talking as well.”
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Posted: 9:27 am January 5, 2019