Who cares about the Northern Ireland Protocol? Jeffrey Donaldson and the DUP do. But do you? More to the point, does Rishi Sunak?

My guess is that the Prime Minister would gladly endorse a United Ireland if it meant a solid, lasting bond between the UK and the EU. He would presumably regret the offence caused to diehard unionists by their defenestration, but against their loss he would measure the gain of easy access to Europe on all fronts and vastly improved relationships with its leaders, Ireland’s new Taoiseach included.