Lucinda Creighton: Who’d have thought Rishi Sunak was wily enough to get a Brexit deal done?

If the British prime minister continues in this vein, he could surprise everyone when it comes to the next general election

Rishi Sunak, the British PM and Ursula Von Der Leyen, the EU president sign off on the agreement on the post-Brexit trade arrangements for the North. Picture: Getty

It may not be popular to say it, but what emerged in the Windsor Framework during the week is not too far away from the original compromises floated by Theresa May’s government back in 2018.

At various stages, invisible borders and invisible checks were proffered as potential solutions to the tricky matter of east-west trade flows between Britain and Northern Ireland. That is essentially what has now been agreed, via proposed new “green lanes” for ...