We try to cut through the Brexit fog and see what's really out there, from new deals to no deal. Plus we ask some bigger questions: What is the true role of lawyers in politics? Does the EU want regime change? And how will future historians explain this extraordinary period? With Helen Thompson, Chris Bickerton and Kenneth Armstrong.
The concessions Theresa May secured made some difference, but if the fear on the Conservative side was about remaining “trapped,” the ways out remain limited.
If this were a free, anonymous vote, the deal would probably pass. But MP’s, particularly Labour MP’s aren’t going to expend political capital on a deal that won’t pass.
Politics and law keep clashing into each other.
No deal remains the default, and also the thing that Parliament will not accept.
In 20-30 years time, will we understand what’s happening now?
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And as ever, recommended reading curated by our friends at the LRB can be found here: lrb.co.uk/talking