Wednesday 28 June 2017

'A united Ireland is inevitable,' says former Alliance MLA

Anna Lo. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Anna Lo. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire
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Former high-profile Alliance MLA, Anna Lo, has said she would vote for a united Ireland in any future border poll.

"If there was a referendum, I would vote for a united Ireland under the right conditions," she said.

"Ireland is one island. I don't think we should have a border to divide an island."

Ms Lo, who became Europe's first parliamentarian from the Chinese community when she was voted in as south Belfast MLA, said the move is "inevitable".

"I would like to see Ireland united and I think it is inevitable. I take a wider world view on the issue. I am against colonialism. I welcomed Hong Kong being returned to China in 1997," she said.

"When both Germany and Vietnam were united the sky didn't fall down."

Irish Independent

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