[Ed. – Since the people voted in massive numbers for a real Brexit — not a weak or fake one — it’s not clear what happens if this standoff can’t be resolved. May doesn’t have a mandate to face the pro-Brexit constituency down. The outcome isn’t preordained here; whichever way it goes, it can’t be a continuation of the UK’s internal status quo.]
British Prime Minister Theresa May warned her divided party on Sunday that there may be “no Brexit at all” if they wrecked her plan to forge a close relationship with the European Union after leaving the world’s biggest trading bloc.
“My message to the country this weekend is simple: we need to keep our eyes on the prize,” May wrote on Facebook. “If we don’t, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all.”
Linking the fate of Brexit to her own survival in such an explicit way indicates just how precarious May’s position remains after her government was thrust into crisis and U.S. President Donald Trump publicly criticized her Brexit strategy. …
Some pro-Brexit Conservatives fear that a deal could emerge that leaves Britain tightly bound to EU rules and represents a Brexit in name only.