Brexit certainty opens a new chapter in Anglo-Irish relations

For now, the uncertainty is over. British prime minister Boris Johnson’s decisive general election victory means that he can get his “oven-ready” Brexit deal through the House of Commons by the end of next month.

The withdrawal treaty agreed between Britain and the EU contains a legally binding commitment that there will be no hard border on the island of Ireland, regardless of what happens in the trade talks after Britain leaves the EU.

But ...