DUP members cannot now say Happy New Year, because on January 1 we lose our full place in UK

A letter from Cliff Cardwell:

By Letters
Wednesday, 16th December 2020, 6:00 am
Letter to the editor
Letter to the editor

I wonder how senior members of the DUP will greet each other at the turn of the year.

It can hardly be with the usual ‘Happy New Year’, given that January 1 sees us lose our cherished status as a fully fledged part of the UK.

2021 will open with a real Black Friday as Arlene Foster’s whimsical red line transforms into a very solid economic line down the Irish Sea — with serious political implications.

Years of relentless pandering to Sinn Fein have convinced Boris Johnson and co that the DUP will run with anything if their seats at Stormont are not put at risk — evidenced by Edwin Poots’ department working hammer and tongs to create the new infrastructure.

Constitutionally, it will not be a happy new year for real unionists, including those who have been grass root supporters of the DUP’s founding principles.

Cliff Cardwell, Co Londonderry

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