Expect more things like this from Anna Lo-she is full of surprises and her interview with John Manley in today’s Irish News is no exception to this rule as she speaks about her position on Irish unity.
In the piece she tells Manley;
I’m an honest person…I think it is such a small place…To divide it up and the corner of Ireland to be part of the United Kingdom… it’s very artificial.
Lo stated her belief that she is ‘anti-colonial’ and says that a United Ireland would be “better placed economically, socially and politically”.
She continued telling Manley that while she doesn’t believe that Irish unity would happen within her lifetime that Alliance would support removing the border should a majority of people in Northern Ireland vote for it.
So, has Lo signed her electoral death warrant? Or is this bad news for someone like Alex Attwood who now has a pro-European/united Ireland contender who is quite interesting to contend with?
Watch this space….it just got interesting.
David McCann holds a PhD in North-South relations from University of Ulster. You can follow him on twitter @dmcbfs