Plus a sixth, less formal, question: are they ridiculous?
It would increase our power to control freedom of movement, plus our laws and finances – and deliver on the referendum result.
Norway-to-Canada was one thing. Norway-plus-the-backstop is another. It is inferior even to the Prime Minister’s proposed deal.
If all this is correct, the EEA route seems to me a sensible way forward if Parliament can’t agree on a deal.
“I’m against an extension to transition”, Rees-Mogg confirms. Plus: How many letters does he think Brady holds? And could there be a second referendum?
We prefer Canada Plus Plus Plus. But a question could emerge over the next few months: is it a better option than an unmanageable No Deal – or even no Brexit at all?
In the third piece in our mini-series evaluating the EEA, our columnist wonders how both sides managed to become so hostile to moderate concepts.
We will know soon enough, when the leaders reassemble for the next opportunity to break the impasse.
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