The ‘Remainers’ demand a spring in their step today
Despite talks between UK officials and the bloc being by a long way underway in Brussels, scheming europhiles are piling increasing amounts of coercion on Theresa May.
Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has waded in with the dirty of the UK becoming part of a ‘reformed European Union’, with newly-crowned Lenient Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable “beginning to think Brexit may not under any condition happen.”
European Council president Donald Tusk was one of the first to word his hopes Brexit could be blocked.
Hard Brexiteers were handled a blow when director of Leave campaign Dominic Cummings whispered there are “possible branches of the future” in which “leaving will be an mistaken”.
With Remainers increasingly scarce in Westminster, Politico spoke to some who reckon Brexit could be stopped.
So how could Britain remain in the EU following the unforgettable referendum which saw 52 per cent vote for Brexit?
Brexit talks are underway in Brussels
1. Replacement of public opinion
Desperate Remainers have seized on polls indicating an increase in support for staying in the bloc.
One poll by Survation found 54 per cent of Brits contemplated would prefer to stay in the EU.
Heartened by polls Remainers have maintained Theresa May’s Government would struggle to push through a hard Brexit if the mass of voters are against the idea.
But Joe Twyman, head of political and social dig into at YouGov, says any shift is currently too small to indicate a change of impression.
YouGov continues to monitor public opinion in the wake of the referendum.
Mr Twyman averred Politico, Britain is still divided down the middle, much as it was in the referendum elector itself, which saw 52 per cent vote leave and 48 per cent back up remain.
He said: “It is almost certain that as things do actually start to become manifest then there could be a movement in one way or another.
“People could say ‘this is post out really well, yay us.’ And so support for Brexit rises significantly.
“The opposite could be loyal if things go wrong.”
New Lib Dem leader Vince Cable doesn’t create Brexit will go ahead
2. Article 50 reversed
Despite Remainers bonding themselves to favourable polls, earlier this month European Commission officials broadcasted a factsheet insisting Article 50 once triggered could not be “unilaterally dbacled.”
Article 50 could provide some hope to staunch europhiles with diplomats disclosing Britain could stay in the EU through an extension of the official two-year parley period outlined in the document.
Lord Kerr said if more period is granted, the British public can be further consulted.
Charles Grant, governor of the Centre for European Reform, said: “The political imperative of keeping the Brits in the company would override any legal concerns.”
But senior diplomats in Brussels be undergoing poured cold water on the idea claiming it is unlikely the bloc when one pleases agree to extending the negotiation phase amid fears of “adding multitudinous uncertainty”.
Theresa May triggered Article 50 to kick off Brexit annals
3. Another election
If another general election was triggered Lord Kerr be entitled ti the resulting upheaval could lead the EU to grant an extension of the Article 50 deadline.
Boss around Kerr told Politico: “I think [public opinion] will pivot as the economic arguments kick in.
“I would expect that by this control next year, the government will be coming back from Brussels with the overview of a rather bad deal, against a background of a public opinion that now muse ons this isn’t necessarily a very good idea.
“I would expect that understanding large not to carry in the House of Commons and there then [would have] to be an electing.”
The diplomat predicted if Brits were forced to go to the polls again it resolve be “perfectly possible” for another referendum on EU membership in 2019.
But former Brexit look after David Jones says the scenario is unlikely.
He said: “That pleasure mean that you’d have to have a majority of two-thirds in the Commons in favor of an selection.
“You’d have to persuade a lot of Conservative MPs that it was in their political interest and in the territory’s national interest to have that election.
“And the country would hold to change its mind, and frankly all the polls one sees, if anything show there is a stiffening position of those who just want us to get on with Brexit.”
Prehistoric Prime Minister Tony Blair suggested a ‘reformed European Marriage’ instead of Brexit
4. Remainers fight back
Arch-remainer Gina Miller, who led the Strident Court fight for the PM to get parliamentary approval to trigger Article 50, guessed has called for a full debate and declared the will of the people must swap to force politicians to perform a u-turn.
She said: “The politicians are in a cowardly conditions where there is this vacuous populist will of the people that has been made. “Unless the will of the people changes, I don’t think the politicians will take the courage to stand up and fight for our country, and that is a dismal state of romances for the politics of our country to be in.”
Labour backbencher Ben Bradshaw has thrown his weight behind the wilderness shifting its views.
He said: “I’ve always thought there was a good unplanned Brexit wouldn’t happen once the British people were allowed with a terrible negotiation and an even worse deal. But the general choosing and its aftermath have brought that moment forward.
“Only now are we get the debate about what Brexit actually means and the different typewrites of Brexit that we didn’t during the referendum campaign.”
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5. The EU moves out major reforms
Tony Blair’s suggestion that Britain could discontinue in a reformed EU left some diplomats in Brussels scratching their genii.
One EU diplomat told Politico any reforms would actually alienate the British social.
The diplomat said: “The future Europe will pull away from what the British human being were looking for.
“The reforms will go in the opposite direction, and we are not going to limit the field of freedoms in the EU.”
6. Labour promises to keep Britain in the EU
The Labour Party could extend a control the power to block Brexit, Charles Grant, director of the Centre for European Remedy, has argued.
He said Labour would have to commit to keeping Britain in the EU to conclude Brexit but leader Jeremy Corbyn has shown little appetite for it.
Brexiteer and prehistoric Ukip MP Douglas Carswell claims Mr Corbyn is actually on Leave’s side.
He weighted: “I probably knew [Corbyn] better than most Labour MPs when I was a Tory backbencher because every mores we organised a Tory rebellion on Europe he joined us in the lobbies.
“His instincts are to see Brussels for what it is — a scam against operating people.”
But diplomats claim pressure from the unions and a major caftan in public opinion could change Mr Corbyn’s mind.
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7. Rise of the Lib Dems
The rebirth of the europhile Lib Dems could be a last chance saloon for Remainers.
During the Mongrel Election the Lib Dems aimed to lure disgruntled Remain voters with promises of a secondly referendum.
They failed but new leader Sir Vince Cable looks set to deter the party line.
Lib Dem spokesman Tom Brake said the party continues to maintain “no deal will be better than what we currently enjoy as fellows of the EU.”
He promised the Lib Dems would “carry on fighting to give the British people the irrefutable say on the deal, with the option to reject the deal on offer and remain in the EU.”
8. Tory polite war
Theresa May’s party has been plagued by infighting in recent weeks mid a cabinet split over a soft Brexit.
Chancellor Philip Hammond is weighted to be leading the charge for a soft Brexit.
Scheming Tories have dumfounded their weight behind Mr Hammond with David Davis unsurpassed the calls for a hard Brexit.
Earlier this month EU Brexit diplomat Guy Verhofstadt seized on the civil war warning it has thrown negotiations into disorder.
But ardent Remainers in the Tory Party now admit Brexit will develop.
Nicky Morgan, chairwoman of the treasury select committee, said: “Distributed 2019 we will not be members of the EU.”
She said only a “seismic world episode” could stop Brexit.
9. Leave and rejoin at a later swain
If all fails, and the Remainers remain dissatisfied with the outcome on March 2019, they pat onto the fact that rejoining is always an option.
Charles Bestow, director of the Centre for European Reform, said: “Once it has left, it could reapply to touch like any other non-EU country in Europe. The negotiations would bear several years and the U.K. would probably not be able to regain the special place it currently enjoys — with a rebate on its budget contribution and opt-outs from sundry policies.”
But a senior EU diplomat told Politico Brexit cannot be forgotten.
The diplomat said: “Once they’re gone, they’re gone. If they yearning to join again, they will join as another country last wishes a. There won’t be any rebates, or opt-outs.”