Not a new point but worth restating: there is absolutely nothing the Conservative party will not sacrfice to maintain its own unity.
Consider what's happening here. The UK government is threatening Ireland that it will create a situation in which Ireland will have to choose between leaving the EU or imposing border controls.
Neither of which of course would be legitimate given views of Irish electorate -94% for GFA, 92% for EU. (There's something you might call 'the will of the people', those of you brandishing your 52% majority like the Tablets of the Law.)
Unfortunate that the political message in that Karen Bradley interview is getting drowned out by her confession of ignorance about NI politics. “To say, ‘Oh, this is the Northern Ireland tail wagging the Brexit dog’. Well, what if it was Norfolk we were talking about?”