With the Assembly elections in May fast approaching, it is clear that there is a finite time horizon for these negotiations to bear fruit.
The province’s immediate future risks becoming enmeshed in her leadership ambitions – and Conservative reactions to them.
Among those who are set to vote for a party in the Assembly elections, we find Sinn Féin in the lead.
Until we see the EU’s offer, we have no way of telling if there has been a breakthrough, a capitulation, or a bluff.
We hear less from the “you signed it!” crowd now Brussels is seeking remedies outside the terms of the agreement.
A section of the commentariat was so unbalanced by the referendum result that it now automatically sides with the EU.
This soldier and statesmen deserves the memorial shield in Parliament that is now customary for Members killed in the line of duty.
The negative economic and political real-world consequences of implementing the Protocol cannot be what either intended.
It could take action to reduce industrial electricity costs, among other important steps.
Whilst the Prime Minister told the Commons he had not repealed part of the Act of Union, his lawyers argued otherwise in court.
That Switzerland and New Zealand each have their own arrangements suggests that a bespoke arrangement ought to be possible.
The Northern Ireland Secretary refuses to say if there’s a border, although admits that there is “big disruption”.
An agreement to extend grace periods would avoid the Government having to do so unilaterally, as it did previously.
It is a shame that IRA violence – and Westminster neglect – undid the hopeful and constructive spirit in which Stormont was born.
The problem is that spiralling spending demands quickly use up the options which voters don’t notice. Eventually you need other big sources of revenue,