So now, 'St. Theresa of May' knows what it's like to wander down the Shankill Road in Belfast on a Saturday night, you can expect nothing but 'pelters', as many a Brit squaddie will tell you! It is far too early to assess the details, for that we will have to wait for the history books to be written - 'I should live so long, my life already!'
However, there are two main suspects. First, some of those smooth-tongued, civil service, brief-case carriers, all frightfully well educated at the best schools and most of them as thick as planks! They might have been congratulating themselves for finding a way with words which would prove that 2+2=5 but they had no experience of 'Proddie' suspicion and obstinacy.
The second main suspect is, of course, 'Junck the Drunk', who is reported to have leaked the outline agreement to sundry European MEPs a couple of hours before Mrs. May announced it and he probably has a shrewder idea of 'Proddie' feelings and likely reactions than anyone in the British government.
My reaction is to thank the 'Proddies' for injecting some realism into this farce. I have never thought that there would be an agreement so the quicker we pack our suitcases and leave, the better! And my message to Mrs. May is short and simple - get real!