For David Davis, it is all so simple. Writing in the Telegraph last week, the former Brexit secretary – undaunted by his experiences as a minister – was once again dispensing certitudes.
According to Davis, the UK parliament should vote down prime minister, Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement on 15 January and concentrate instead on a no-deal Brexit.
This, Davis believes, is the way the EU will be driven to the negotiating table. ‘This is the moment to be hard-nosed about these issues. The more we prepare to leave the EU without a deal, the more likely a good deal becomes,’ he wrote.
Davis has always been of the view that…