Seriously, to go into a room and discuss a deal with the European Union at this stage, after all we’ve seen of their ruthless, selfish, psychopathic behaviour over the last few years, would be mad.
You and I knew that two years ago, but it’s taken that long for EU’s colours to become obvious to the general public. A sensible person would no more sign their country’s future away to the EU than you would sign your own life away to a soulless corporate institution that you know is full of heartless vampires who care only for their own bottom line.
Especially when it’s also become clear that the EU thinks that we’re too enmeshed and can’t get out, and that our heart isn’t really in leaving. It doesn’t regard us as an equal, and Theresa May and her cronies aren’t behaving as equals, so the EU is unsurprisingly not offering us an equal partnership.
To put your signature on any deal with the EU — not just May’s deal, but any other deal — would be irresponsible in the extreme. You’d have to be either mad… or on the EU’s side. Anyone who does so should be locked up, either in a loony bin or the Tower of London.
Update: The other point I wanted to make was that doing a deal with the EU once we’ve left makes much more sense, because then you’re doing a deal as equals, and walking away is definitely on the table.