They do seem to be pretty chipper of late.
I think that they have spotted that there is no majority in Parliament for any one flavour of BREXIT. An assessment that they have shared with friends in the Commission.
Accordingly, whatever the Cabinet decides to-morrow, will be rejected shortly thereafter by the Commission – who have been convinced that they don’t need to negotiate, or to concede anything at all.
They believe that panic will set in as we head for no deal (which will be orchestrated with renewed doses of ‘project fear’), so much so that Parliament will pull the plug on BREXIT -just in time.
If events do unfold in this way it is worth considering what this will do to our national psyche.
As a nation we don’t believe that we’ve been defeated since the Noman Conquest in 1066.
Imagine if Lord Halifax had prevailed over Churchill after Dunkirk in 1940, and had managed to negotiate a peace that spared us occupation, but nevertheless meant accepting defeat. How different would our national self-esteem would be.
The EU has prevailed against 5 national referendums, Imagine how we would feel if it were to prevail against our own, as we meekly accept continued membership despite the attempted break for freedom of June 23rd 2016.
We would be a different country.
As to whether events will indeed turn out this way, it’s still far too soon to tell