" This election is unparalleled in its importance. It will decide the future direction for Northern Ireland.
Sinn Fein has made it clear, even just last week with half page adverts in the New York Times and Washington Post, this election for them is about having a divisive border poll.
As we rebuild after Covid and deal with the rising costs of living because of the grotesque Russian invasion of Ukraine, the last thing Northern Ireland needs is a border poll.
We need to get on with making Northern Ireland work. We need to focus on what matters.
That’s why I will be publishing a Five-Point Plan so that Northern Ireland can move forward together.
Unionists and nationalists working together to ensure we fix our NHS, keep our schools world class, remove the Northern Ireland Protocol, help working families deal with rising costs and grow our economy with more and better jobs.”