No secret deals, no bribes… and NO hard Brexit

“There will have to be a compromise in which the 48% accept the reality of Brexit and the 52% accept that a ‘hard Brexit’ is no longer an option”

Not so simple; once you accept that hard Brexit is no longer an option, you are seeking a Brexit which 1) is technically possible in whatever timeframe/s we can negotiate, 2) that can achieve meaningful majority support (including from those who are disproportionately affected such as NI and Scotland), 3) that will be agreed by the EU and maybe even 4) one that doesn’t crash the economy. So far there is no reason to believe that the UK will manage this.

Please continue cross party discussions including exploring soft Brexit options, but the benchmark against which we measure them should be Remain -an option which is still open to us and does have significant support.