Lord Caine has projected a plan that would allow proceedings into suspected Troubles-related offences only if certificates are issued by senior legal figures.
A December election in Northern Ireland could therefore turn, in a manner of speaking, into a referendum on the agreement.
The result of a general election next month would by no means be a foregone conclusion.
Culture is a key part of the nation’s cohesiveness, and should not be forgotten.
Overall, most English voters would rather keep the Union together if it were up to them – though they recognise it isn’t up to them.
If a UK-EU deal is agreed, it will be because both men want one urgently – which in turn opens a chance to reset Anglo-Irish relations.
Let me give seven examples of principles that most Conservatives would support. I struggle to reconcile them with those pursuing a No Deal Brexit at any cost.
Had the Benn Act not been passed, his negotiating position, as he presents his new plan, would be much stronger.
It would also be dishonest to claim that the thought of voting Liberal Democrat did not flicker momentarily as we’ve veered towards knuckle-head, pound-shop Orbanism.
In the end, it may well prefer to hold out for a general election – and the likelihood of a Brexit delay – in the hope that something better turns up.
The Commission is negotiating the terms of the UK’s withdrawal; yet the subject matter on which we are all stuck is not entirely within the jurisdiction of the EU.
The Brexiteers have fallen flat internationally because they overestimated Britain’s power. And they have done so domestically because they mistook a moral argument for a political one.
More broadly, there is a lead for Irish unification of 46 per cent to 45 per cent – a statistical tie.
Their words, like Johnson’s visit itself, look more like more gambits in a blame game than a genuine change of heart.
“It cannot form part of an agreed Withdrawal Agreement. That is a fact we must both acknowledge. I believe the task before us is to strive to find other solutions.”
He committed during the leadership election contest to raise it to £5000 per pupil – and level up outside London.