Disjointed stuff here about what I’m hearing about the UK’s proposed agreement with the EU as it trickles in.
So, as predicted, it’s all going swimmingly, straight to the bottom of the sea.
The utterly secret deal that everyone seems to know about is causing consternation.
Of course, we don’t know if any of this stuff is true, because no one, not even the Scottish government has been informed, but as Robert Peston pointed out, Scotland is hardly likely to be happy about the Northern Irish being able to operate within the EU frameworks, while Scotland cannot. Nicola Sturgeon did not demur.
And, as Peston points out, the DUP isn’t happy for the exact opposite reason. Although it would likely be of great economic value to their province to remain more closely tied to Ireland and Europe, they want no truck with all the extra jobs. It would mean not being 100% subjugated to Her Majesty and her flag. (NB: Exceptions apply here regarding dinosaurs, gay people, abortions and anything else that suits Orange people.)
Up to now, it’s not looking good for the prime minister and her plan.
Updates welcome, Munguinites.