A soft-Brexit would be accepted by most of Parliament
by Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Post-Referendum events are moving with lighting speed. The battle ground has already shifted to the neuralgic question of what Brexit actually means, and here the old lines of political cleavage are breaking down.
Remainers and “liberal Leavers” – to use a loose term – are suddenly on the same side. They both seek a safe settlement that protects Northern Ireland and Scotland, and the economy.
Boris Johnson, Dan Hannan, and others in the sovereignty camp are signalling that they could live with a Brexit compromise that accepts EU migrant flows, but going back to pre-Maastricht rules that guaranteed only the right to work, before the concept of EU citizenship. This would be a modified variant of the Norwegian Model, or European Economic Area (EEA).