Hindsight is very useful but at the moment a proper solution would be better. If it is the case that the EU have just used Northern Ireland as a political football to hurt the UK (which is what it looks like) I am very dismayed. Level mindedness must not exist in the higher echolons of power in Brussels. And yes it can be argued that Boris does not endear himself to the bureaucrats in Brussels but everyone kicking Northern Ireland is not on. Our biggest supplier is the UK and it is also our biggest market so this is definitely not the best of both worlds as we were told.