Last night, the SKWAWKBOX exclusively broke the news that Theresa May had reached a deal with Ireland and the EU on the Irish border that was acceptable to the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party) – by means of capitulation to the wishes of both the EU/Ireland (RoI) and the DUP (Democratic Unionist Party).
May was faced with a stark choice between an ‘Irish sea border’ solution that would have lost her the support of the DUP and cost the Tories their tenuous ‘confidence and supply’ majority – and surrendering to the EU, RoI and the DUP in a ‘whole UK stays in’ option that would trigger civil war with her hard-Brexit faction.
She chose surrender.
BBC News initially hailed the official announcement of the ‘agreement’ this morning as a ‘breakthrough’ – and continues to use that in its headlines and banners – but even the BBC couldn’t prevent reality starting…
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