Bad enough that Northern Ireland is governed by someone who came to Belfast displaying the most profoundly dangerous ignorance of the most violent post-war turmoil to blight these islands.
Or to quote NI Secretary, Karen Bradley: ‘I didn’t understand things like when elections are fought, for example, in Northern Ireland – people who are nationalists don’t vote for unionist parties and vice versa. So, the parties fight for election within their own community.’
But now the police force in Belfast is headed by a man who can say this about the possible impact of Brexit on NI: ‘During a press conference in Belfast, Simon Byrne painted a stark picture of a potential worst-case scenario of farms and agricultural businesses going bust and animals being culled, leading to potential unrest within communities.’
Really? The Troubles were caused by putting down cows?