The European Union has begun legal action against the UK for unilaterally delaying the next phase of customs checks on the Irish Sea border.
It says the government has deliberately broken international law.
Not long ago ministers were saying the checks they agreed to in the Northern Ireland Protocol were nothing to worry about.
Now they’ve changed tack. So too has the Democratic Unionist Party.
It follows mounting anger, particularly amongst Unionists, that the checks don’t just harm business but threaten the Union with the UK.