None of what follows is impossible and, if there is a common thread, it is the self-interest of MPs in avoiding an election before leaving the EU.
A Prime Minister might, in the autumn, ask the Queen to prorogue Parliament until the day after exit is legally due on 31 October.
The row over his sacking is a sign of a Party pulled in different directions by the way politics works – and by culture wars. Now a new competitor is knocking at the door.
Technically, May still has time to avoid European elections. Politically, it is very hard indeed to see how she now can.
No way forward is without risk at this stage. But the least hazardous course is for the Party to step out soon with a new leader.
A Remainer parliament will never be willing to properly implement Brexit. And there is only one other decision-making body: the people.
Lord Owen said the country sees a London elite trying to stop Brexit.
It passed its Third Reading by a single vote. Now the former Labour Minister’s anti-No Deal Bill is off to the Lords.
Their latest plan is to push through in a single day legislation which would involve major constitutional changes.
By saying for the first time that “the Government stands ready to abide by the decision of the House”, she risks splitting her own Party.
Not only are Leavers and Remainers drifting further apart, but the various Remain factions are now engaged in a furious blame game.
We refer, of course, to Letwin – the Prime Minister In All But Name. Not because he’s making a mess of things. But because, unlike others, he’s unaccountable.
The supporters of the softer Brexit and pro-Remain options have helped to do each other in. And Boles has walked out on the Conservative Party (it seems).
That’s variously for a customs union; for a custom arrangement plus the Single Market; for a second referendum, and for staying in the EU.
Progressive commentators and saloon-bar orators are wrong to condemn MPs for finding the national issue hard to settle.