The Irish Sea border has highlighted that we have a prime minister who is neither right nor honourable and unionists who are not unionist

The prime minister in Parliament this week. He does not live up to his full title 'the Right Honourable' Boris Johnson, says Davy WightThe prime minister in Parliament this week. He does not live up to his full title 'the Right Honourable' Boris Johnson, says Davy Wight
The prime minister in Parliament this week. He does not live up to his full title 'the Right Honourable' Boris Johnson, says Davy Wight
A letter from Davy Wight:

August 2020. The Right Honourable Boris Johnson MP, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, promised. “There will be no border down the Irish Sea - over my dead body.”

As of today’s date, despite attempted denial by Johnson’s obviously purblind familiar Lewis, that border demonstrably exists and Johnson still appears to be in good health.

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The PM therefore can claim to be neither right nor honourable. I would suggest that under the Trade Descriptions Act 1968 as amended by the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 those two words are patently misleading, untrue and should be removed from Johnson’s title forthwith.

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As for our ‘unionist’ politicians here, I have picked stronger, less ossified backbones out of a tin of sardines.

Not only did they cravenly sign up to legislation enabling that border but now, with the honourable exception of Lyons, they are actively, and some might add treasonably, facilitating the border’s operation.

They are voluntarily providing both infrastructure and personnel to do border checks and do the EU’s dirty work for them.

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This not at the expense of EU but of UK taxpayers and worse, the rate payers in Mid and East Antrim.

While whining after the event it is these so-called unionists themselves who are making an unprecedented assault on Northern Ireland’s secure position as an integral part of UK. These people are certainly not acting as unionists so they have neither the moral nor the legal right to continue to use that word in their party names.

To do so constitutes a clear and serious infraction of the regulations above.

Both Johnson and ‘unionist’ parties need now to be prosecuted swiftly and vigorously by the appropriate body.

Davy Wight, Carrick

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