Every speaker in yesterday’s exceptional Commons debate confirmed we are leaving the EU. There is no “plot to betray” the referendum result. What was revealed was the extremists’ mania for an ever fiercer, harder Brexit: nothing will be enough for John Redwood, Bill Cash, Bernard Jenkin or Peter Bone who spoke out to back David Davis’s refusal to make the single market a priority. Any attempt to salvage favourable trading terms was denounced as anti-democratic treachery.
It is the EU itself which is saying that if you want single market access then you’ve got to accept everything else as well. Thus the only Brexit available is clean Brexit.