Common sense may yet prevail. It’s not that the EU is the answer to a maiden’s prayer, unless it so happens that the maiden is hitched to one of those senior bureaucratic fatcats based in or around Brussels.
The point is that Brexit is not working. It’s one of those uncomfortable non-solutions which most of us have experienced in our lives. And why? Because there is absolutely no reason why those BBFs should make it easy.
The trouble is that what is really needed is the renegotiation of the Brussels Sprouts so that they are cooked to perfection and served with a little butter and pepper.
But the chef needs to be very well chosen and independent. I can think of two or three.