Fintan O’Toole: Hard Brexiteers have just discovered Britain is weaker than Ireland

Drama of Border talks shows how well EU protects members. Is there a lesson there?

With the unravelling of an agreed form of wording on the Irish Border the deadline for phase one of the Brexit talks is looming ever closer. Cliff Taylor reports

There may be some way to go, but we have come much closer to a British climbdown on the question of the Irish Border after Brexit. And this will turn an acrimonious debate on its head.

So far, we’ve been talking about the implications of Brexit for Ireland. Now we have to talk about the implications of Ireland for Brexit.

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