Having had her deal voted down by Parliament, the PM has decided to explore the possibility of finding a consensus deal across party lines. Given that Parliament is dominated by Remainers, that means abandoning any thought of leaving the EU without a deal. That means, finding a softer Brexit around which a majority in the House can coalesce. That means, the UK remaining tied into the EU through something akin to a permanent customs union. That means vassalage and a loss of sovereignty, the very opposite of what Brexitiers want. So I ask again, what is a Brexitier to do? And again the answer is, to find a way of calling off the whole process and living to fight another day or, of rolling the dice in a second referendum. That means, standing on their heads and joining forces with the Remainers.
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Peter G Harris is a barrister and was a senior civil servant responsible for advising ministers in the UK on policy and legislation for reforming the civil law and civil justice system. He is now based at Exeter College in the University of Oxford where he teaches and continues to think about the law as an instrument of public policy. View all posts by Peter G Harris