Not Backwards but Forwards to 1921
Brexit means Brexit and Britain means Britain, but Ireland does not necessarily mean Ireland. The David Davis publicist and sometime Minister for Brexit, David Davis, has had a bit of a blather in the Belfast Telegraph to reassure the natives that he and Adam Werritty and the Imperial Haystack have some idea what they are about and that they're not spending all their time in that comfortably padded lunatic asylum squabbling over their staffing arrangements. Davis, who believes that the border between the UK and the Republic of Ireland is an internal one, was at pains to assure the colonials that Eire will remain part of the United Kingdom and that the integrity of the Empire will not be compromised. Farmers in Northern Ireland will not be cut off without a penny until the Conservatives are safely in at Westminster for another five years. Free movement of labour will stop, but at the same time the border will stay open; and no doubt city authorities in Donegal, Meath and wherever (doubtless Davis has got his spads to check that they have cities in the Republic) will be only too happy to take over the necessary cockroach control functions from the corresponding authorities in Calais.