Eastwood seems concerned at how challenge to protocol upsets his long-term aspiration for Ireland

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A letter from David Love:

I was reading the news online at the weekend relating to Arlene Foster and others proposing to launch legal challenges to the NI Protocol on the basis that it breaches not only the Good Friday Agreement but also The Act of Union 1800.

This news has drawn the usual adverse comment and in particular from Colum Eastwood, SDLP leader and Foyle MP.

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In brief he said, “the DUP’s legal action against the Ireland Protocol is ill-judged and will only entrench the febrile political environment...”

The last time I looked it was the Northern Ireland Protocol not the Ireland Protocol, he seems to be getting a bit ahead of himself, hoping for an all Ireland perhaps.

He goes on to state and I quote in full “There will be few with sympathy for the argument that the protocol, which prevents a hard border in Ireland and guarantees dual market access for local businesses, breaches the Good Friday Agreement.”

It appears to me that Mr Eastwood, in one sentence, has totally written off the entire unionist community who oppose the NI Protocol and the fact that this protocol does rip right through the Good Friday Agreement throwing it to one side.

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I have heard some nonsense come from the mouths of politicians in this country but the arrogance of these remarks from Mr Eastwood takes the biscuit.

It would appear that any such legal challenges may upset his long term aspirations, he should suck it up as we unionist have been told to do many times by the none unionist parties.

David Love, Limavady

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