But it could take the ruling out of all other options before we get there. And if MPs ends up reaching a consensus view, then the Government will have to adopt it.
If you want to be sure that Brexit happens, however much you might dislike this plan, there is only one course of action – vote for it.
The Environment Secretary claims that the backstop is more uncomfortable for the EU than for the UK.
Labour’s Shadow International Trade Secretary laughs off the Government and the EU’s claim that this deal is a final offer.
“That’s an important part of how our constitution works, but this is an unprecedented situation.”
“I think it should be up to Theresa May to decide precisely when she wants to hand over.”
The former Northern Ireland Secretary says that May should return to press for the backstop to be dropped.
“If they don’t produce it tomorrow, we will start contempt proceedings…this will be a collision course between the Government and Parliament.”
And roughly a third believe that they should back it. That’s a platform for the Prime Minister to build on – but she has little time left in which to change hearts and minds.
There is concern in some capitals that the UK can use it to secure privileged access to the Single Market in goods with, over time, a competitive advantage.
Ministers need to be clear about who they intend to admit, and that they will set limits on numbers and on any rights to benefits and access for family members.
Plus: Keep the Brexit TV debate simple. Giving Allin-Khan and Duncan a piece of my mind. And: Carney – we’ve heard it all before.
EU federalism will be stronger in Britain, as rules are simply imposed on you. And stronger in the rest of Europe – because you’re leaving us.
He is one of the few ministers actively pushing the Prime Minister’s case on TV, radio and social media.
Ponder the possible consequences of the Government losing the meaningful vote by less than expected. Disaster would be spun as triumph.