A New Way Forward for Northern Ireland
As I post this UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen are giving a joint press conference about the new Windsor Framework which has been agreed in principle and announced this afternoon as the basis for the parties to consider about the future for Northern Ireland.
Obviously everyone will have to look at the details but on the face of it this looks like a massive step forward.
On the basis of what has been announced this agreement appears to deliver smooth trade throughout the UK while protecting Northern Ireland's place in the Union and without introducing a land border in Ireland. It also is fantastic news for scientists that when it is agreed Britain will be able to take part in Horizon again.
There will undoubtedly be much more to see on this, but it looks like a deal to be greatly welcomed.