Fintan O’Toole: Unionism traps itself in a 1950s sci-fi B-movie
Momentous EU text on the Border has left the DUP and the Tories praying for a miracle
British foreign secretary Boris Johnson: he has suggested the Irish Border could be monitored in the same way the London congestion charge is but it would take a vast infrastructure to cover the 110 million annual trips across 300 different border crossings. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA
Many Unionist politicians are people of deep faith. After this week’s momentous European Union proposal for a legal text on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, they had better pray for miracle. A miracle, that is, of technology.