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UK prepares for Brexit surrender to Frenchman

Michel Barnier’s pincer is about to close on Theresa May — with the help of Jacob Rees-Mogg’s band of hard-line Brexiteers.

As U.K. MPs prepare to break for the summer, there is growing sense in Westminster that the only realistic option likely to be left open by the time they return in September will be total surrender to Brussels.

That would mean staying in the EU’s single market for the softest of Brexits to avoid either a “no-deal” scenario, likely to be impossible to get through the House of Commons, or a customs border being erected between Northern Ireland and the rest of the U.K. — the only other option the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has said he will accept.

Without a dramatic course change from Brussels or leading Tory Brexiteers, only one route to Brexit remains that is likely to be palatable to the EU and could also carry a majority in the House of Commons — though it is unlikely May could survive it as prime minister. Capitulating to Brussels’ wish to see the U.K. stay in the EU’s single market may yet prove to be the U.K.’s best chance of avoiding a crisis, at least as a temporary solution, according to two government ministers who spoke on condition of anonymity.

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