> This is pure gossip but I had dinner with a civil
> servant yesterday who reckons Labour and the
> Conservatives are close to agreeing Labour support
> for the current withdrawal deal in exchange for a
> political declaration to work towards a customs
> union with the EU during the transition period. In
> which case we wouldn't be involved in the European
> elections at all and Brexit day would happen very
> soon without a second referendum. To be really
> clear this person has no inside knowledge, but
> that was their best guess of what would happen.
Yet last nights Evening Standard saying this would cost Labour a huge amount of support - just as they hit a good lead with the Tories in freefall. Would Corbyn really do that - although he can't look like he's negotiating in bad faith.