Some projects that had previously been announced were included, as were some projects that had even been completed. Some of the announcements related to local projects for which the decision to proceed rested with regional mayors not central government.
We might not rejoin, but the political momentum is now with those seeking a closer relationship. From a Brexiteer perspective, Johnson is sounding rather complacent.
The Windsor Framework renders us worse off in terms of the Irish Sea border and creates greater checks and barriers to trade with the rest of the UK compared to what we have experienced thus far with grace periods and easements.
The Windsor Framework is not workable. Its flaws and unworkability are already apparent and will quickly become more so.
Recent polling shows the party well ahead of both the UUP and the TUV, meaning the current deadlock would simply be reproduced.
Separate packaging will be needed, and factories on the mainland will need to know in advance which goods are earmarked for Ulster.
ConservativeHome’s deputy editor speaks to Michael Portillo about whether or not the events of the past week have made the Union stronger.
The vote on Sunak’s deal confirmed a trend of increasing separation that has been apparent since the word ‘Backstop’ first raised its ugly head.
Why has the Government signed off a safeguard which Sinn Féin can disable by collapsing Northern Ireland’s devolved institutions again?
It will give cover to Conservative opponents of the deal. But the crucial question is the future of Stormont, and on that the Unionists are silent.
The Northern Ireland Protocol has been a stone in the shoe of our relations with Brussels and Washington. The Prime Minister deserves great credit for making progress.
Theresa May’s paean to internationalism in her Carlton lecture rung hollow in light of her record in dealing with Brussels.
Goods and issues which pose the most pressing concerns have been addressed first, but the same framework provides a basis for future agreement in other areas.
I am so proud of the developments we have seen in the last week. It is proof that the Prime Minister is a man who will deliver for the nation.
By overselling what it has achieved, the Government risks setting unrealistic expectations and limiting its future room for manoeuvre.