Newton Emerson: Ireland, North and South, will miss Phil Hogan’s voice on Brexit
EU trade commissioner had shown he was able to see the issue on an Irish and British scale
Phil Hogan: it would be a mistake to think unionists or the UK government were enjoying his troubles and now his departure. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times
Last September, on the day he was appointed European trade commissioner, Phil Hogan made an ingenious suggestion.