Newton Emerson: Foster’s lack of control over DUP is one of Brexit’s original sins

First Minister risks highlighting splits within her own party if she lauds sea border deal

DUP leader  Arlene Foster: the pragmatic  option would be to  embrace the sea border straight away and spin it as positive. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

DUP leader Arlene Foster: the pragmatic option would be to embrace the sea border straight away and spin it as positive. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

How will the DUP learn to live with the sea border?

It might take hope from its failure to stop the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement, supposedly a cataclysm for the union, yet so boring in operation that everyone promptly forgot about it.

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