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Any Brexit deal will still face the hurdle of a Commons vote

Q: So, when is a Brexit customs union not a customs union? A: When it is a customs arrangement ... 

Theresa May is performing verbal contortions that would make an Olympic gymnast proud to send different messages to her domestic and EU audiences. The Prime Minister can't win. If she placates Tory eurosceptics and the DUP, she can't strike a Brexit deal with the EU. But if she makes concessions to the EU to get a withdrawal agreement, she runs into trouble at home. That's the phase we are now in.

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