Bringing balance to the protocol

Sir, – In the approach to the Twelfth, loyalists in the North have been presented with the Northern Ireland protocol as the new bogeyman.

So, as a means of lowering tensions, would it not be in order for unionism to reassure loyalism of their secure place within the union, by emphasising that no change to the constitutional position of NI within the UK can occur without majority consent.

Furthermore, that this condition applies regardless of any protocol.

It’s remarkable how this vital safeguard is being overlooked in the fury of loyalist agitation against the protocol.

– Yours, etc,