What has been the Conservative Party ‘s response at Westminster to this situation? Incredibly, it has been to offer Wales even more devolution.
Leaving the EU will see new opportunities and challenges for the United Kingdom as a whole – and the Party needs to fight back in Scotland.
Don’t expect Downing Street to bother too much about what MPs or the media think as it prepares to shake up government and Whitehall.
Lord Caine has projected a plan that would allow proceedings into suspected Troubles-related offences only if certificates are issued by senior legal figures.
A December election in Northern Ireland could therefore turn, in a manner of speaking, into a referendum on the agreement.
The result of a general election next month would by no means be a foregone conclusion.
The Johnson Government should balance the Northern Ireland element of its Brexit deal by strengthening the Union – which it should be doing anyway.
The final part of our mini-series with Policy Exchange on rebalancing the Union in the wake of Boris Johnson’s deal.
In the wake of Johnson’s deal, the Government must balance its plan for Northern Ireland with strengthening “our precious Union” – all four parts of it.
Overall, most English voters would rather keep the Union together if it were up to them.
If a UK-EU deal is agreed, it will be because both men want one urgently – which in turn opens a chance to reset Anglo-Irish relations.
Let me give seven examples of principles that most Conservatives would support. I struggle to reconcile them with those pursuing a No Deal Brexit at any cost.
The last has failed to meet the objectives set out in both the original negotiating guidelines and in the Northen Ireland Protocol itself.
Had the Benn Act not been passed, it would be far stronger – as he presents his new “fair and reasonable compromise” to the EU.
It would also be dishonest to claim that the thought of voting Liberal Democrat did not flicker momentarily as we’ve veered towards knuckle-head, pound-shop Orbanism.