For months – no years now – the government has been repeating the mantra ‘No deal is better than a bad deal’. I dismissed this as typical Brexit twaddle but a couple of days ago I saw a poll which said that, when asked, over 50% of the people polled thought that no deal is better than a bad deal.
This shocked me until I thought about it for a few days and realised that for many people ‘no deal’ probably signifies the status quo. So in those terms it is quite reasonable to assume that no deal is better than a bad deal. What needs to happen now is that these people need to start to understand just how cataclysmic a ‘no deal’ situation will be – especially as the idea of a second referendum on the final offered deal is becoming more likely.
Why is a second referendum more likely? Because there will come a point when the Prime Minister realises that the second referendum is the only option she has to avoid the blame for the up coming catastrophe.