Anna Lo said: “This is a desperate move. People need a party they know will deliver for all, not those who are scrabbling around for cheap tribal deals.
“Every twist and turn in these tribal stitch up stories is an insult to every person in Northern Ireland. They want politicians who will work together for the good of everyone and who will address the real concerns of the public instead of wrapping themselves in one flag or another. Others are obsessed with tribalism, but Alliance is deliver a shared future and we are listening and providing positive leadership during these tough times.”