Back from meetings in Brussels. Becoming crystal clear that deal vs no-deal scenario will hinge on one thing: the European Court of Justice.
Prime minister clear that we will leave the jurisdiction of ECJ on Brexit Day. Taken to the letter, that means no transition, no deal.
ECJ has oversight of all our interactions with EU. Trade, customs, regulation. If no ECJ supervision, planes can't fly from UK to EU.
Deals can be struck to remove ECJ oversight from UK-EU relations, but will take years. Not possible by Brexit Day; EU will refuse to attempt
So bottom line: how willing will PM be to give way on a red line? EU side seems to think she'll be forced to compromise. Will Mail let her?
Will it ultimately be more important to secure a deal w/ limited ECJ oversight, or become martyr to the empty concept of total sovereignty?
If she refuses deal bc of temporary ECJ oversight, will cause needless destruction. Mail may encourage her now, but later may not forgive.