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Is there any evidence whatsoever that there are 80+ Labour MPs ready to vote for her deal to make up for the 80+ DUP and ERG MP's who are likely to prefer no deal to her deal? If there is, I must have missed it.

If May still wants her deal, or something like it to pass, she has no choice but to do a deal with Corbyn. He is likely to be more sympathetic to making Brexit happen than any other putative Labour leader.

In the meantime the EU are looking on impatiently to see if there is anything that has any possibility of making her deal palatable to the House of Commons, and so far they have come up with nothing.

Meanwhile the ERG seem to believe that the EU (or its member states) will be falling over themselves to do deals with the UK once a No deal Brexit actually happens.

But why would they - until the €45 Billion as been paid, the rights of EU citizens in the UK have been guaranteed, and the Irish border issue has been resolved? Yes some sectoral deals may be possible, but only where they are clearly in the interests of the EU.

Any PM with any self-respect would have resigned by now. She is clearly being used as a pawn by others in the ERG, and has lost the respect of the EU. Why be the fall girl for everyone else?

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