Tldr: the tiller of SS Britannia seems stuck fast, and the No Deal rapids lie dead ahead....is there anything that will blow the ship to the safety of the shore? /1
Sure, 20 ERG types are diehards, but there's enough Labour 'rebels' (with a wink from leadership) to get it over the line. /5
EG: depositing codicil at the UN so Cox can reference Article 60 of Vienna Convention 1986 on right of parties to exit treaties in even of material breach. /7
Either fear gets backstop over line (TICK)
OR May is forced to ask for extension.... (10)
I also read from @tnewtondunn and others that there could be a grand bargain - May's deal in exchange for her head.
But I don't get this either... /14
The trade talks open. The UK is asked what it wants, and back comes the reply: "SuperCanada". /15
But hey, let's fire up the engines and have a jolly good hunt for same.....which will take until 2021? 2022? /17
But the ERG/Brexiteers always folded or ran away in the past, so may well do so again. As the EU figured they will. That will set an interesting marker for the next, substantive phase of negotiations too. /20
Perhaps it will come down to a choice between a bad deal, and rolling the dice on a General Election.
Or between a botched Brexit or no Brexit (that leaves you free to complain for evermore)...
Tick-tock. Good weekend all. /ENDS