It amounts to wishful thinking, not a workable, sustainable answer. And it’s not as easy to implement as some of its advocates make out.
The International Trade Secretary says “we seem to be losing our focus” on “deliver[ing] on what the British people voted for”.
Plus: People vote for me to shave off my beard. But the decision was only advisory. And did they have enough information…?
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?
Strangely but truly, the best way of helping the Prime Minister is to send her back to Brussels to win concessions on the backstop.
Indeed, it would be best to pause Brexit altogether until the parties have worked out what they want – and put it to voters in a general election.
There are four steps she must take, successfully and in short order, to be in with any chance of seeing it fly.
We need a new strategic partnership with Ireland. At the moment, that end seems endlessly remote.
The plan is not perfect. It is a compromise. But as its popularity grows, it has attracted some unfair and inaccurate criticism.
At the heart of the disagreement between “People’s Vote” campaigners and the Norway Plus supporters is whether the 2016 result is accepted or not.
Theresa May’s deputy dismissed WTO Brexit, Norway, Canada, and a second referendum in short order.
EU leaders should recognise that May is serious in trying to reach a negotiated deal that has a chance of passing Parliament.