The difference in in tone between the Irish and the Brits over what happened today is very, very noticeable.
Tommie Gorman made the point on the 9:00 news there that the DUP are a party who have dragged their heels for almost a year over an Irish Language Act and Tony Connelly similarly thought that it was hard to see how a deal would be done.
Leo Varadkar was very stern and downbeat in his press conference.
On Channel 4, FG’s Brexit spokesman Neale Richmond (who will be a TD for them in the near future, one imagines) was similarly downbeat.
On the same programme there was a tone of almost delusional optimism from C4 News correspondent Gary Gibbon and Tory Nadhim Zahawi and there was a lot of references to trade talks as if it was already a fait accompli that they would happen.
I think a lot of Brits still don’t at all realise what they’re dealing with as regards the DUP.