In other news - today a silent archive video, filmed by British Pathé, was published.
It opens with the text: “The seat of all the trouble! First pictures from the much debated Ulster Border.”
The year was 1924.
That border, having been rendered invisible, is threatening to be the seat of yet more trouble.
Perhaps NI people had hoped that the UK Govt would at least give some thought, perhaps even care a little - they have declared numerous times that Brexit does not mean a hard border - I actually convinced myself that this was true.
Then I read that all the time they were sitting on a document which they commissioned and then had marked ‘Secret - need to know basis only’. This now leaked document, code-named YellowHammer informed the Govt that a hard border is ‘inevitable’ under no deal Brexit.
Worse still iYellowHammer warns of civil disorder when border communities respond with “direct action” and road blockades.
Michael Gove, a UK Gov minister charged with preparing for no-deal came over to NI last week. He told us all would be rosy at the border - either he was not aware of YellowHammer or it was just lies.