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Sooner rather than later, Alliance will have to step off fence on a border poll

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Decision: Alliance Party leader Naomi Long with former leader David Ford and (far left) her husband Michael Long. Credit: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Decision: Alliance Party leader Naomi Long with former leader David Ford and (far left) her husband Michael Long. Credit: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Decision: Alliance Party leader Naomi Long with former leader David Ford and (far left) her husband Michael Long. Credit: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Since it was formed over 50 years ago the Alliance Party has held a neutral position on the constitutional status of Northern Ireland.

Designated as neither unionist nor nationalist in those early days, it would have been safe to assume that the membership were soft U unionists, who would have voted to stay in the United Kingdom had the question ever arisen.


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