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Brexiteers are determined to evade the political consequences of their actions. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images
What have the climate crisis and the Northern Ireland Protocol got in common? They’re both ultimately about the same thing: who takes responsibility for damage to the environment.
In relation to the physical environment, the long-established answer is PPP: the polluter pays principle. And in thinking about the political ecosystem that Irish people have to inhabit, this must also be the unbreakable rule. 
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