This is a pretty significant intervention by Lord Kerslake, the former head of the Civil Service, not just because it is unusual for such recently senior figures to intervene like this (or at least it used to be), but for the detail of what he says. 1/
I argued much the same thing here. No Deal is not an option, and should never have been considered to be one. 5/ https://www.euronews.com/2018/07/25/no-deal-brexit-isn-t-an-option-view?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter …
And buried deep in the article, we find this view from an un-named Commission source. This is crucial as it shows awareness that May’s binary choice of Deal or No Deal is a false one, and that a People’s Vote could save the UK and the EU from No Deal. 6/
A final reason why this is an important intervention is that Lord Kerslake is now an advisor to Jeremy Corbyn. I find it unlikely that he would choose to make this public intervention and not be giving similar private advice. 8/8
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