It would be swift, fair and democratic solution to this sorry saga, allowing us to get back to meeting the challenges that helped fuelled the Brexit vote in the first place.
Neither is at all likely indeed to succeed May if they nod reluctant assent to any scheme to sign up to the Customs Union – which might not succeed in any event.
Breaking her promise in such a way would enrage many voters, divide her Party, and cost the nation dearly in lost Brexit opportunities.
Why should the EU offer any more to an inconstant departing member, which can’t be relied on to deliver ratification of any agreement?
The biggest defeat in modern times and the largest Tory rebellion won’t stop her trying to resurrect her deal.
Plus: We must be the Party for social housing as well as home ownership. And: why don’t we trumpet our history of social reform?
The backbench rebellion was also the biggest against a Conservative Government in modern times.
Strangely but truly, the best way of helping the Prime Minister is to send her back to Brussels to win concessions on the backstop.
But though such a change might win his support, would it persuade his colleagues? Plus: he believes Bercow made “an honest error” last week.
Opposing it in the hope of something better risks ending up with the worst possible outcome: no Brexit at all.
We count four so far from our list of 109 who have changed their minds – and all of them were only “probables”.
Supporting the deal would also prevent several other things – such as the possibibility of a truly socialist government taking over.
It is certainly not the Brexit that people voted for. As Bill Clinton might have said about the main issue: It’s the Sovereignty, Stupid!
If two men are in a car, and the passenger says to the driver: “Look out! You’re going to crash,” he is shouting out the second, not the first.
Other options being floated are designed to hold us in the EU’s orbit in the hope that we may be sucked back in.