Arlene Foster should quit as DUP leader and no unionist should vote for a party involved in Irish Sea border betrayal

A letter from Richard Ferguson:

Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

The DUP’s leadership of unionism has been nothing short of an unmitigated disaster for the loyalist/Protestant community in Northern Ireland.

From the full implementation of the structures and paraphernalia of the Belfast Agreement to acceptance of the NI protocol we have now reached the stage where, from January 1, Northern Ireland having been siphoned off from the rest of the UK into an EU colony awaits the final consummation of this process in a united Ireland.

In response to this I would call for Arlene Foster to resign now as leader of the DUP, for the immediate collapsing of the executive and for unionists across NI to never again vote for any politician or party – be they DUP, UUP, PUP etc – involved in this gross act of betrayal.

A message needs to be sent to Boris Johnston, the Irish government and the EU that true loyalists in Ulster will not accept the sell out of their country. That message needs to be backed up by determined and disciplined action as it was in 1912 by our forefathers.

Bereft of political leadership of the calibre of Carson and Craig, riddled with compromise and ecumenism and having accepted for so long the erosion of our Protestant culture and heritage it may be the spirit no longer exists within the loyalist people to take the necessary action.

While there is still time I would urge all true loyalists to at least try.

Richard Ferguson, Dollingstown

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