No Deal Brexiters Jacob Rees-Mogg, Boris Johnson, and Steve Baker during a presentation at the Houses of Parliament, London, September 12, 2018 (Dan Kitwood/Getty)
On Wednesday, following the UK Government’s historic defeat in the House Commons over its Brexit Withdrawal Bill, EA’s Scott Lucas argued that there are two options on March 29: a No Deal in which the UK crashes out of the European Union or an extension of Article 20 to delay a damaging departure.
I offer a contrasting view: there is only the destination of No Deal in a Brexit cul-de-sac.
No Deal is the default situation unless something else imposes itself. To prevent No Deal, a group of politicians have to get together and provide an alternative.
Those for No Deal Brexit only have to keep people talking and prevent any alternative solution emerging.