Patrick O’Flynn Patrick O’Flynn

Sunak’s deal is a win for Northern Irish Unionists

Rishi Sunak (Credit: Getty images)

Knowing when to accept victory is a key political skill. But it is not a universally held one among leadership cadres.

The Palestinian people, for instance, have in the past been led by men who have turned down hugely advantageous deals offering major concessions. Once rejected on grounds of not amounting to absolutely everything desired, those concessions never appear again.

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