It has been said that the British enjoy celebrating their glorious failures as much as their victories. The evacuation of more than 300,000 troops from Dunkirk, the defeat of British paratroopers at the Battle of Arnhem and the Charge of the Light Brigade in the Crimean War are some of the best-known examples.
The problem for the Irish government is that the leading contender to be the next British prime minister – one Boris Johnson –...
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