Thinking about the new intra-UK border here. where various ministers and the PM are on record claiming there will be no checks in the UK-NI good flow, in total contradiction with the WA they negotiated and agreed 4 months ago.
the general communication strategy is clear: the government are trying to turn Brexit into something purely technical, legalistic and boring for the general public to follow as from now, first by claiming it has happened (whereas it really hasn't: Britain merely moved beyond the point-of-no-return, yet still without knowing its destination), then by avoiding all further references to Brexit and untimately by interpreting whatever technical, legalistic and complicated agreement reached in such a way that it sounds as if they are delivering according to promisses made in the past, even though the agreement itself says something else, all in the hope that nobody will effectively bother to dig dip into the text and see for himself.
The idea seems to be that it doesn't really matter so much what the text says, as long as the electorate in the UK believes it says what the Tories say it does, then that's ok.
The problem with the hard intra-UK border that BoJo signed up to in the WA is of course that it's not going to be something which only few people will ever notice: it's going to be something very real and for all to notice, so how on earth he's ever going to succeed in hiding that element of surrender from view like he plans on so many other things is a complete mystery to me.
Especially with the election result in the RoI of this weekend, there's a nice storm brewing over the territorial integrity. of the UK...