MPs have asserted their opposition to Britain leaving the EU without a deal, not just killing off the only possible basis for negotiation, but the best Brexit outcome for the UK.

The positive case for No Deal has yet to be made in Parliament. This is the baton that Parliament’s Brexiteers have so disastrously failed to pick up and run with. Instead of stating its virtues loud and clear they have treated it as the default they would rather avoid.

It has been left to economists and commentators to argue its merits elsewhere – as on this site – where they have convincingly done so.

Even at this late date, Parliament’s Brexiteers can get off the back foot on to the No Deal front foot, and start selling it not just as a better option than Mrs May’s ruinous Withdrawal Agreement but as the best option.

Ruth Lea’s article from November last year sets out why, far from being being something to fear, No Deal would be a liberation for commerce and business. They can read it here.

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