Both the Prime Minister and his predecessor have failed to challenge the green-tinted vision of the treaty offered up by Dublin and its outriders.
The Irish foreign minister attacks the language deployed by Downing Street as “spin, and not the truth”, speaking instead of ‘limited checks’.
The Prime Minister has avoided some of the potential dangers, but nonetheless introduced a border inside the United Kingdom.
The effectiveness of such Government strategies as the lockdown can only be assessed after a mass of variables are controlled for.
Our priorities were: tackling global climate change, solving Grand Challenges and making the UK the best place in the world to work and to grow a business.
It’s deeply disturbing for many that a modern European democracy might shortly be led by a party that continues to have its strategy overseen by an Army Council.
For the Protocol to work over the long-term, broad-based political consent for it must be gained then retained.
Grasping this nettle will involve appointing someone prepared to be considerably less popular with sections of the gallery than was their predecessor.
As long as their activists call them “colonialists” and candidates glorify the IRA, the idea is as convincing as a Hannukah greeting from Jeremy Corbyn.
The second piece in our new mini-series looks at the strange bedfellows and hard choices for unionists, nationalists, Leavers and Remainers alike.
The Taoiseach adds that the deal finalised today “creates a unique solution for Northern Ireland”.
There might not be time, but it at least now appears that a UK-EU deal on Brexit is conceivable.
The Prime Minister and Taoiseach met today to try to break the deadlock over the Northern Irish backstop.
Also: Poll suggests SNP have a mountain to climb on independence; Cameron admits he asked Queen to intervene in 2014; and more.
The Prime Minister’s tour of the United Kingdom sees him square off against nationalists from Sinn Fein, the SNP… and Welsh Labour.