No Brexit vs no deal: How Britain could end up staying in the EU after all

Theresa May has warned MPs in a speech that if they don’t vote for her deal then they risk no Brexit at all. Having spent two years saying no deal was better than a bad deal, and then in recent weeks switching to “it’s my deal or no deal”, Mrs May has now landed upon “my deal or no Brexit” as her preferred line of attack.

There’s solid political logic behind the choice. While admitting that no Brexit is possible risks encouraging the ardent Remainers in her own party, they have always been a much smaller faction than the hardline Brexiteers of the European Research Group. It is the bulk of the ERG that Mrs May needs to win back, and which is less ideologically purist than the handful of Tories…