Now the British Government have given into the bullying by the Republic and the EU, questions need to be asked of the UK negotiators.
Alarm bells should have rang when David Davis resigned. Now that Mr Raab has gone, the betrayal by Mrs May and her sidekick Olly Robbins is clear for all to see.
People may argue that the backstop will not have to be used. However, if that is so, then why is it needed? Moreover, it cannot be ended unless it is agreed by both parties.
Now, we await the reaction of unionist organisations, such as the Orange Order, to this betrayal.
If ever Unionists needed leadership, it is now. There is a very real threat to the UK from those who would take great pleasure in its break up.
Surely Unionists cannot sit back and wait for the UK Parliament to except or reject this “Brexit” deal. We need to be making very clear, as Mrs Foster has said, there will be consequences if this treacherous deal ever sees the light of day.
Unionism is now at a crossroads. Unionists need to make up their minds if they are prepared to let the integrity of the UK be put at risk by the bullying by the Republic and EU and the weakness of a British prime minister and her negotiating team.
John Mulholland, Doagh