It’s not over until the fat lady sings, Tim. I agree that avoiding “no deal” is the single common thread.Hi c_v,
As much as I'd like to think you're right, I don't think your reading of the situation is correct. It's all about concluding Brexit without leaving without a deal - if you'll forgive the double negative. That WILL unite the house on both sides. Labour MPs won't call - let alone support - a no-confidence motion if their party and leader are instrumental in reaching a deal that avoids no-deal. Mrs. May will end up doing almost everything she said she wouldn't do - but hey, what's new - resulting in a deal that doesn't please (m)any leave voters but is one that the majority of remain supporters (i.e. the bulk of the HoC) can live with. I'm afraid to say the game is up. Leave may have won the referendum, but remain will win in the end. Well done to At', barjon et al - you must be feeling happier this morning than you've felt for a good few years!
The only good that could, possibly, come out of this is that both the Tories and Labour get hit very, very hard at the next general election. It's possible that either UKIP and/or Farage's new party form part of a coalition government on the condition that we do Brexit properly.
If she’s successful in her latest ploy and she is going to live by what the commons conclude then the end result will be a Brexit softer than hers and people in your neck of the woods won’t even see fishing rights restored. The hard brexiteers have a lot to answer for, they’ve “wildly overplayed a weak hand” (as Daniel Finkelstein would have it) .