UUP voted in the Stormont assembly to help put in place the Irish Sea border

A letter from Andrew Girvin:
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Letter to the editor

It is all well and good for Ulster Unionist Party councillor Alan Lewis to blame London’s willingness to sacrifice Northern Ireland for the mess we are currently in (‘To remove protocol unionists need to present a viable alternative,’ February 18).

Doubtless that is a major part of the problem.

However, it is worth pointing out that on the same day I read Mr Lewis’s letter I also read a report carried on the Guardian website on the fact that orders for almost 100,000 trees from Great Britain have been cancelled by Northern Ireland buyers.

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Isn’t this because of the regulations Mr Lewis’s party voted for on December 8? (see link below)

There is little point in Mr Lewis pointing the finger across the Irish Sea border at Westminster when his own party helped put the border in place.

Andrew Girvin, Moneyrea

• Jan 25: These 81 MLAs voted for absurd ban on importing soil into Northern Ireland

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