the UK is desperately trying to goad the EU into overreacting in some way, so that they can blame everything on brussels, yet again. same old routine.
the EU, I can imagine, is well aware that there is an election that has to happen by next may in Northern Ireland, where it seems fairly likely that sinn fein will become the biggest party for the first time, which will certainly change the mood of negotiations around the northern ireland protocol, and most likely also change plenty of the facts. So I can imagine a strategic decision being made by the EU side to allow the UK to do its teenage strop routine for another eight months or so, and then reassess after the election.
The UK, in turn, knows this, and is trying to raise the pressure now while they still can, hoping that they can get a rise out of macron in particular (who also has an election coming up next year and would dearly love to turn off the power to the channel islands or some other similar stunt).
and the Irish government is left stuck in the middle of it, softly swearing at themselves for ever believing anything the british ever told them, but prioritising an open border over everything else.
you raise a relevant point
" WE ARE. BRATISH"
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