Watching DUP play kingmakers of UK politics best done from behind couch
Politics is very odd. Last January, following the "cash for ash" scandal in the North, it seemed that Arlene Foster's career was over. Today, she struts the UK political stage as the ultimate kingmaker.
For English people of all hues, including those blissfully disinterested inhabitants of the shires, the deal between the DUP and the Conservatives will glare light on the true nature of the strange creatures who inhabit the nether regions of their beloved kingdom.
For political viewers in Buckinghamshire, seeing the DUP up close for the first time will be like that moment when Jacques Cousteau discovers bizarre-looking crustaceans in the darkest corners of the ocean's floor.