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PM’s recklessness in moderation may be the worst of both worlds

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For the DUP to trust Boris Johnson and return to the Executive would be a gargantuan gamble

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a Mark 3 shoulder launch LML missile system, at Thales weapons manufacturer in Belfast (Liam McBurney/PA Wire)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a Mark 3 shoulder launch LML missile system, at Thales weapons manufacturer in Belfast (Liam McBurney/PA Wire)

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson with a Mark 3 shoulder launch LML missile system, at Thales weapons manufacturer in Belfast (Liam McBurney/PA Wire)

If what Boris Johnson is doing on the Northern Ireland Protocol is reckless, then it seems to be recklessness in moderation. That is uncharacteristic for Mr Johnson, and there is a danger for him that what he is doing is neither sufficiently cautious nor sufficiently bold to achieve his aims.

The Prime Minister’s trip to Northern Ireland was more controlled than a Royal Visit. He made no speeches, did not hold a press conference and took just a handful of questions from journalists in a brief ‘media huddle’.


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