If, as seems increasingly likely, Parliament cannot amass a majority for any of the many options for taking the Brexit process forward, including a no-deal exit, then the status quo will prevail. Not a matter of choice, but just a matter of fact. Hence, with or without a long postponement and whatever the excuses and accusations that will be made, that means the Article 50 notice will eventually have to be revoked.
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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