Shades of Comical Ali about Johnson's Irish visit

You have to admire Johnson's ability to walk into a press conference in Dublin and confidently proclaim he is happy with how things are progressing and with how little time he has left to reach a resolution

British PM Boris Johnson with Leo Varadkar at Government Buildings. Pic:

The Union Jack fluttered above Government Buildings alongside the Irish tricolour forthe visit of British prime minister Boris Johnson.

But it was strict protocol when it came to the display of the distinctive blue and red British flag on the steps of the building itself.

There was the Irish flag, the EU flag and then the Union Jack. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was not going to be thrown off the EU-27 agreed Brexit strategy, ...