What does the EU want?

Rather than collude with MPs to take power out of May’s hands, it is colluding with her in keeping it there – presumably with the aim of a last-minute backstop offer.

It almost works

Were it not for the backstop, May’s deal would get over the line – with support from an overwhelming majority of Conservatives, including us.

Backstop stop stop stop please stop

Ireland risks a hard border, imposed on it by the rest of the EU, if a way isn’t found by all parties of climbing off the self-contradictory backstop clauses.