3 long years on from the referendum and Boris about to enter No. 10
For now he is pouring cold water on a no-deal, giving it odds of a “million to one against”.
But with his deadline set, and an article of faith for his ministers, those odds are going to shorten fast from the moment he enters Downing Street.
Yet Dominic Grieve has unveiled an incendiary proposal to stop key Whitehall departments from being able to spend any money in the event of a no deal. His plan does not stop it happening though, merely making sure it is as calamitous as possible – in the hope that the Prime Minister would shy away from it.
If selected for a vote, the plan is unlikely to get far in Parliament.
Mr Grieve’s fellow Remainers acknowledge that they are short on ways to stop a no deal, with Antoinette Sandbach confessing on Politics Live today that it was “not clear” how MPs could do it but hoping that "some procedural way” would turn up.
I can’t make out if we’re about to leave the EU or will it get stopped?
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