The big gamble is on the Brexiteer side.I see you are still a believer. Still believing that Leo's big gamble will pay off.
They are betting that they can get a sweetheart deal.
Exactly.The thing about big gamblers is that they invest so much emotionally in the winning outcome, that they cannot bring themselves to face what might happen in the losing outcome, even when it is staring them in the face.
The winning outcome, for the UK and everyone else, is to scrap the whole stupid idea and get back to living in the real World,Border in the Irish Sea; seen as the winning outcome.
Hard border with NI following No Deal Brexit; lets just pretend it can't happen.
There is nothing we can do to fix this.The ironic thing here is that we could still turn this whole thing around by asking for The Backstop clause to be crossed out of the Withdrawal Agreement. But that would require Leo to do a political U-turn and admit he was wrong.
Its a very short window of opportunity for that though. The next few weeks, and then that's it.
Scrapping the backstop only makes the problem worse - because it encourages the headbangers to believe that there might be a sweetheart deal.
The only positive way out of this is to wait for the grown ups to kick the can out from under the feet of the Brexiteer nutjobs.