Without representation, there is no taxation, as Americans know


Letter to the editor

What began with the American War of Independence in the 1770s?

Have all politicians in the United States forgotten ‘The Boston Tea Party’ and the slogan?

“No taxation without representation”?

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This is being imposed on Northern Ireland by the protocol that creates a border in the Irish Sea.

The European Union controls VAT rules, regulatory standards and what can and cannot be imported into Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland has no elected representatives in the EU Parliament and therefore has no influence on the above.

The Northern Irish legal system is being overridden by the European Court of Justice.

The US should support Northern Ireland, the outsider rightly on their side, ie. the same lawsuits that caused the US Founding Fathers to start the War of Independence.

At the moment everyone is clearly against NI: the US, the EU, the UN and the Republic of Ireland.

Very good chance but Northern Ireland is still here and make no mistake if the protocol is not repealed the island of Ireland will be 50 years, maybe 100 years ago.

The founding fathers of the United States must turn in their graves and shout, “No taxation without representation.

George Johnston, Carrowdore

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