And all I need to illustrate the accuracy of my statement are three quotes from various key parties following the Salzburg summit:
‘Tusk says Chequers plan for trade not acceptable as it will undermine the single market.’
‘EU leaders arged to stand firm against May by Macron’
‘May says Chequers “only plan” on the table after EU calls it unacceptable.’
On multiple levels this indicates an insurmountable impasse and signals that the trust and understanding between parties – on which the success of any form of negotiation depends – has evaporated.
Brexiteers have been praying for this moment for months/years. Their prayers have been answered.