With Labour now echoing similar views, it looks like Britain will need to conceed to the EU’s terms for a lengthy transition. During the transition the UK will be a full-paying member without a vote.
If May wishes to continue in office, she will need to accept the growing consensus against her hard Brexit. But May could do well to remind the EU that Britain still has a large defense budget, which could conceivably be needed to help the EU in a common defense or indeed foreign policy.
Any thoughts on how Theresa May might play her hand in the next few months?