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. https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/02/mps-need-to-wake-up-and-see-reality-the-choice-is-a-customs-union-or-no-deal-brexit/
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MPS NEED TO WAKE UP AND SEE REALITY: THE CHOICE IS A CUSTOMS UNION OR NO-DEAL BREXIT
It is time for Labour and Tory MPs to wake up and see the Brexit reality staring them in the face. Which is after tonight’s demonstration that the government doesn’t have the votes to push through a Brexit plan of any description with simply its MPs and those of Northern Ireland’s DUP all MPs face a simple choice. Forget the idea floated by Olly Robbins in a Brussels bar of a 21-month Brexit delay which was overheard by my ITV News colleague Angus Walker. I cannot find a single senior serious person in or around the EU who thinks it is going to happen. Truthfully they regard it as an example of eccentric British humour. Second, there is literally no possibility of the backstop being time-limited or altered to give the UK a unilateral right of exit. ROBERT PESTON READ MORE