Now, the best option for the Prime Minister is to try to work with Labour. Unless, of course, her backbench critics rethink.
The EU won’t grant us a long extension for fear of what European elections here would produce. If we hold our nerve, the UK will Brexit on WTO terms in April.
It would increase our power to control freedom of movement, plus our laws and finances – and deliver on the referendum result.
It really is something when a significant part of the EU leadership joins the list of agnostics. No wonder there is nervousness in Dublin.
Again, truth or bluff? Either way, the EU’s Chief Negotiator sings from the same hymn sheet as France’s President.
The EU’s Chief Negotiator says that extension on its own won’t work: May needs a plan.
Instead we need “a short extension, seven or eight weeks…to prepare for a No Deal outcome.”
Extension would be a breach of promise, but it offers advantages which the Prime Minister’s vassal arrangement does not.
In over six hours of meetings, officials tried to make the tyres fall off the Malthouse Compromise, and couldn’t do so.
There are clear signs that Brussels is laying the ground for a compromise – we must not remove their incentive to produce one.
The former Brexit Secretary warns of the danger that MPs will believe the Government has not even demanded the necessary concessions from Brussels.
The Prime Minister’s previous form suggests that she will keep kicking the can down the road, or try to – even after the road runs out.
Even if the Exchange of Letters were viewed as just short of a treaty, it would be far from legally worthless.
The Prime Minister doesn’t need to endorse every dot and comma of it. But she does need to show the EU that the Commons and her Party can agree on something.
He advised the man who co-won a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Belfast Agreement – and argues that the backstop breaches it.