Can the EU do something to help Theresa May on the Brexit deal?

I doubt it. The core problem, as so often and in various ways, is that people voted not for Brexit, but for 1001 different ones.The referendum was designed to win, not to get anything that could be implemented as a result. Parliament’s disagreement is partly due to the narrow result and other factors.

The EU Commission now intends to have until Monday (14 May).January 2019) to give a guarantee to the UK that the time-limited membership of the customs union (part of the Ireland-backstop – Irish catch-up network sounds stupid) is actually time-limited. That alone shows how the situation on the crazy island is going. But it remains questionable whether this will attract enough hard-liners to May’s side. A big problem (for May) remains that both Leavers and Remainers are hopeful if the deal steshes.

A real renegotiation, in the form of further concessions to the UK, does not seem to be wanted by the other EU Member States, in my opinion also from the EU side does not make sense and whether it would be effective on the UK side seems to me more than questionable.The parliamentary-unifying deal, not even spoken of by the people’s association, is technically and politically impossible (see above). This is the fault of the UK, not the EU (short note to the EU scapegoat Kasper here!). Unicorns are just out, they’re stuck in customs. In general, this backstop/customs union mechanism seems to be the hate child of the Leave hardliners. For the EU, or For Ireland in particular, however, this is essential and I would like to remind you that Ireland’s border problems are also ours. A softening makes no sense to us and it would be to be feared that some Remainers on the UK side would then want to distance themselves from the deal. It is the Irish problem that keeps the UK half in the EU market, making this deal acceptable to some extent as not entirely mistaken.

It is to avoid, with regard to the no-deal effects also on remaining EU27 countries, especially the dear Irish, also from our side desirable no-deal.

At the moment, however, I do not see that a rejection of the deal in Parliament will inevitably lead to a no-deal.

Furthermore, time plays on our side and against the UK, not the other way around. Just before the clock strikes midnight, the UK is much more likely to back down, or end Brexit. Brexit is hardball, if you have a problem with it, you can take your plush toy and cuddle. Concession? For what? We could easily postpone the exit date by two months one minute before midnight, and since the UK hasn’t prepared for a no-deal, we’ve got them all the more with the eggs (warning: don’t figuratively present and Farage has only one left).

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