John Walsh: Desperate Donaldson backs himself into a corner on NI protocol

If the DUP leader were to collapse Stormont, it would be an act of staggering folly, ensuring the North suffers the full economic hit of Brexit

DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson: has threatened to collapse Stormont unless the Northern Ireland protocol is scrapped. Picture: Liam McBurney

It is only now, more than a century after the Proclamation of Independence, that the extraordinary prescience of the signatories is becoming clear. They implored Ireland’s “exiled children in America and gallant allies in Europe” to rally behind the country’s push for independence.

One hundred years after the 1916 Rising, Britain pursued its own path to “independence” by voting to leave the EU. However, its efforts to make a clean break from the bloc has ...