We need a new strategic partnership with Ireland. At the moment, that end seems endlessly remote.
Tony Connelly describes in painful detail the success of Irish negotiators in aligning themselves with the EU27, while leaving the Brits to flounder.
Dublin likes to cite the Belfast Agreement, and we certainly all need what it exemplified – that’s to say, a good old-fashioned face-saving fudge.
The third article in a five-piece series by the author on how Britain must prepare for March 31 2019 – and has less than 600 days to get it right.