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Election infected by negativity and fear, claims Alliance chief Naomi Long

By Noel McAdam

The negative language of the Brexit referendum and election of US President Donald Trump has infected the Assembly election, Alliance leader Naomi Long has warned.

And she said the "politics of fear" is still being used to create division here.

"That same language and politics has been used closer to home as well, where we have seen the politics of division, dishonesty and ultimately disappointment from our previous Executive, as well as from some quarters in the election campaign itself," the East Belfast candidate added.

"However, things do not have to be like that. We do not have to give in to the counsel of despair that says things cannot change."

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