Using Northern Ireland as a bargaining chip, as the EU did

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Letter to the editor
Just when you think satire is dead, something from Northern Ireland’s political scene proves that it is still very much alive.

Listening to last evening’s Radio 4 news it was announced that Michelle O’Neill had accused Boris Johnson of using Northern Ireland as a bargaining chip in his current negotiations with the EU.

Well, what does Michelle think the EU has been doing for the last few years?

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Why, of course, using Northern Ireland as a bargaining chip in its negotiations with the UK.

I trust she will now contact Michel Barnier and give him a good dressing down for engaging in such disgraceful behaviour for a much longer period than Mr Johnson. But I’m not holding my breath.

William Davidson, Broughshane

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