AS Brexit brinkmanship enters what is hopefully its final stage, finding ways to describe a sea border that will not cause a unionist freak-out has become the most important semantic puzzle in the EU's 24 official languages.
Ian Paisley may have narrowly escaped having to fight a by-election but that does not diminish the gravity of his misconduct, which attracted the longest suspension imposed by the House of Commons in modern times.
Christ Church cathedral in Dublin isn’t the sort of place you’d normally hear a public profanity; especially not an African Union official proclaiming that we’re now “in deep sh*t” (environmentally speaking).
Oh, the wreckage. The DUP have always been an unpleasant bunch but do they not bleed? Now the unelected but all-powerful and grossly overpaid inner core is out in the open, shorn of pretensions if not of power.