There is no public or business demand for a cliff-edge Brexit. The prime minister has to work with other parties to sideline the Tories’ extremist minority
So high are the Brexit stakes that divorce talks were always likely to go to the line. After yesterday’s “deadlock”, this appears to be the case. There must surely be an urgent heads-of-government session, at least involving Britain, France and Germany, to cut a deal on cash and talks on trade. It is time to bring on the grown-ups.