The Prime Minister is in Brussels this for a last-ditch meeting with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Everyone feels a sense of foreboding.
The three possible outcomes are a good deal for the UK (won’t happen), an Aussie/WTO/no-deal (possible), or a bad deal for the UK (KLAXON ALERT).
Fishing is a sticking point. The EU is unable to get its head around the fact that sovereign nations are sovereign over their own waters. A level playing field is a sticking point. The EU is unable to get its head around the fact that sovereign nations have a rather large scope for setting its own laws and standards. The ECJ is a sticking point also. The EU cannot get its head around the fact that non-EU states are not subject to EU courts.
These three have been sticking points from day one and they will not go away. So no good deal, acceptable to both sides, is possible. Boris has a history of selling out. We’ve also seen this year that he has a spine made of custard and a lefty bird who can twist him round her pinky.
If Boris comes back with anything less than a proper Brexit he is finished, the Tories are finished and Prime Minister Farage will know what to do on day one.