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Not long ago, Boris Johnson compared Brexit to the eternal torment of Greek god Prometheus having his liver pecked out by an eagle.

Today, that torment could be over.

Almost all commentators said that this week’s deal with Brussels would never happen.

What MPs decide between now and October 31 will shape the history of this country not for decades but centuries to come. Boris Johnson is pictured with EU leaders at a summit in Brussels.

What MPs decide between now and October 31 will shape the history of this country not for decades but centuries to come.

Even key players such as Irish prime minister Leo Varadkar and chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said it was near impossible.

Yet our Prime Minister pulled it off with a verve, charm and enthusiasm which won over his fellow European leaders.

A charm, it should be said, which contrasted with the well-meaning but ultimately stumbling performance over Brexit of his predecessor Theresa May.

I have long said that I believe Mr Johnson is the most gifted politician of our generation.

Regardless whether Johnson prevails in the Commons this afternoon, there is no doubt about the magnitude of his achievement.

Almost all commentators said that this week’s deal with Brussels would never happen +8
Regardless whether Johnson prevails in the Commons this afternoon, there is no doubt about the magnitude of his achievement.

Almost all commentators said that this week’s deal with Brussels would never happen
Boris Johnson mingles with EU leaders after Brexit deal secured.

He has displayed an awesome ability to united. political problems that lesser men and women found intractable. Only he could have pulled off the deal.

And in doing so he has baffled and bamboozled his political opponents with audacity and skill. Just look at how they trail in his wake.

As recently as the spring, Nigel Farage looked capable of destroying the Tory Party.

In the European elections, his Brexit Party condemned the Conservatives to their worst result at the ballot box for nearly 200 years. It polled 31 per cent, leaving the Tories in fifth place on just nine per cent.

Predictably, Farage claims that Johnson’s deal is a sell-out. He’s not all wrong as, in some ways, it is. But the truth is that Johnson has shot Farage’s fox.

For all our faults, I believe that the UK has been a force for good ever since all our nations came together in 1801.

The four nations which comprise this great country are richer and stronger united. For all our faults, I believe that the UK has been a force for good ever since all our nations came together in 1801.

The four nations which comprise this great country are richer and stronger united.

Once Brexit has happened on Johnson’s terms, Farage can protest as much as he likes but as a catalyst, and no more, for Brexit, his influence has gone. If he’s wise, Johnson should offer Farage the place in the Lords he undoubtedly deserves.

And what about the hapless Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn?

Most adroitly, Johnson has placed him in an impossible dilemma. Corbyn cannot bring himself to support the Government.

Yet if he wrecks the Johnson deal, Labour risks being seen as the party that defied the wishes of the British people and could be out of power for a generation.

On a third front, Boris Johnson also appears to have reunited the Conservative Party.

When 21 Tory MPs were brutally stripped of the whip after voting against the Government two months ago because they refused to countenance a No Deal Brexit, it looked like the worst split in the party since the divisions that tore it apart over the Corn Laws in 1846.

I have long said that I believe Mr Johnson is the most gifted politician of our generation. He has displayed an awesome ability to solve political problems that lesser men and women found intractable.

Only he could have pulled off the deal +8
I have long said that I believe Mr Johnson is the most gifted politician of our generation.

He has displayed an awesome ability to solve political problems that lesser men and women found intractable. Only he could have pulled off the deal. Most of the 21 look like voting with Johnson today.

They will be welcomed back into the fold with open arms. They would be accommodated, too, without alienating the hardline No Deal ‘Spartans’ who brought down Mrs May.

Boris Johnson has achieved all this in just eight weeks.

Yet in doing so, does he risk paying a huge price?The truth is that I worry deeply about the law of unintended consequences. I am fearful that the price of this Brexit deal could be the break-up of the United Kingdom.

There is no escaping the fact that the integrity of the Union is in peril by putting a customs and regulatory border down the Irish Sea and separating Northern Ireland from the rest of the UK.

On the plus side, this would remove any need for customs posts, which it is widely believed would become targets for the men of violence who have, in the main, disappeared since the Good Friday Agreement was signed 20 years ago.

But the downside is very troubling. A border in the Irish Sea cuts off Northern Ireland economically from Great Britain. It places the North under EU regulatory control.

This is why this plan has horrified Ulster’s Unionists, who feel betrayed. Although one of the architects of the Irish peace process, Lord Trimble, hailed Johnson’s agreement as a ‘great step forward’ and urged Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) MPs to vote for it.

Last year, Johnson himself addressed the DUP’s annual conference and explicitly said he was against having a sea border because of the potential damage to the Union.

He said it would ‘leave Northern Ireland behind as an economic semi-colony of the EU’ and would damage the fabric of the Union.

With typical fervour, he stressed: ‘No British Conservative government could or should sign up to any such arrangement.’

And yet, this week, Johnson has done exactly what he promised he would never do.

Some of the PM’s admirers praise him for this cold-blooded ruthlessness on the grounds that such a sacrifice is essential to get Brexit ‘over the line’.

Let’s hope and pray that this characteristically Johnsonian risk doesn’t backfire. But this is not the only downside.

Nicola Sturgeon and her Scottish National Party colleagues are watching events like hawks.

Quite understandably, they are asking why Scotland can’t have the same favoured economic deal with the EU as would be enjoyed by Northern Ireland — especially as 62 per cent of Scots voted Remain.

A strong feeling of pique will increase and momentum towards a second Scottish independence referendum will grow.

Theresa May, a passionate unionist, understood all this and the risks involved. She often pointedly reminded audiences that she was ‘leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party’.

This explains why she vehemently opposed the creation of a customs border in the Irish Sea.

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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