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David Ford's vision not original as Ukip was there first

IT'S good to see David Ford, the leader of the Alliance faction in the Stormont coalition, making belated moves to adopt the policies of my own party, Ukip.

His suggestions on opposition, ending Petitions of Concern, voluntary coalition, transparency on political donations, and ending sectarian designation are excellent, if not at all original. However, I doubt if we will see any action to back his words.

If he strongly believed in these matters he would withdraw his party from the Stormont coalition today and resign his and his colleague's ministerial briefs.


Lisburn, Co Antrim

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