So Dopey Davis is explaining to the Commons his Irish plan and how it was supposed to work when he suggested “regulatory alignment” for Northern Ireland:
“The presumption of the discussion was that everything we talked about applied to the whole United Kingdom. Alignment isn’t harmonisation. It isn’t having exactly the same rules. It is sometimes having mutually recognised rules, mutually recognised inspection – that is what we are aiming at.”
I have absolutely no idea what he is talking about. More alarmingly neither does he!