For a government to stab its people in the back is a real Judas story for unionists

A letter from John Mulholland:

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 12:00 am
Updated Saturday, 13th March 2021, 12:11 am
Letter to the editor

The full scale of the NI Protocol has finally sunk in for many unionists who were slow to grasp how serious it is.

There have been so many lies told; it seems many were fooled by the deceit.

It has even forced the DUP into some sort of action against this betrayal. I am still not convinced by the DUP commitment to completely obliterate this protocol agreement with people who care little for Northern Ireland as a country, namely the Republic of Ireland and the EU. If both of them are supposed to be friends, unionists certainly do not need enemies.

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We have seen Simon Coveney, a person who unionists allowed to chair the New Decade/New Approach agreement talks, continue to put pressure on a weak Tory government. The Tories have continued to dance to the Republic of Ireland and EU tune.

The British government continues to play around with the protocol with the DUP saying it has to be changed. Many unionists would go further and say it has to be destroyed.

What other part of the world would allow a foreign regime to have a border in their territory? The betrayal by the Tory government of the unionist people, by changing the so-called consent of both traditions in the Belfast Agreement at the stroke of a pen, is shocking! They have tried to lock unionists into an all-Ireland economy under foreign laws and to annex NI so it is not a full part of the UK.

We can expect little else from the EU and Republic, but for your own government to stab its people in the back is a real Judas story.

John Mulholland, Doagh

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