This is the type of moment that gave rise to the cliché – every crisis is an opportunity
It is foolish for Irish politicians to patronise Ulster unionists by claiming that the union is not endangered by Brexit negotiations.
Keir Starmer, Labour’s spokesman on Brexit, took an opposite position in Westminster when saying “if the price of the prime minister’s approach is the break-up of the union and the reopening of bitter divide in Northern Ireland, then the price is too high”.
The human response to this week’s deal/no deal is to see it as a shambles. The political response is to find a…