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From a negotiating process point of view, it is an entirely rational approach:

  1. Keep the DUP on board by ruling out controls between N. Ireland and Britain

  2. Keep the Irish government on Board by ruling out Irish land border controls.

  3. Use Ireland's dependence on UK trade to undermine the EU negotiating position in general

  4. Blame busybody meddling Brussels bureaucrats for causing complications and inhibiting "free trade"

  5. The practicalities are for the little people.  Political visionaries don't do detail.

  6. Problem solved

  7. Next!

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