Is the below mentioned a reasonable alternative, has suggested, what are your views?
The Cabinet meets this morning. Its members will wonder whether No Deal is now inevitable. Perhaps the EU is now so set on carving up our country in any settlement that a collapse of the talks cannot be avoided. But there is a potential escape route.
The EU’s support for the backstop is only one of many problems in the wider negotiation. These cluster around the Prime Minister’s Chequers scheme, which was unequivocally rejected at Salzburg last month. As the EU sees it, Chequers, with its core proposal to harmonise goods but not services with EU regulation, would breach the four freedoms of movement of goods, services capital, and workers; threaten the unity of its internal market, and potentially undercut EU27 businesses.
Were the backstop to be reduced to the onlydifficulty in the talks, it is possible to imagine that the EU would move to resolve it.
This is what would happen were Theresa May to take up a solution that the EU itself has offered – namely a Canada-style settlement. Donald Tusk proposed it last spring. “It should come as no surprise that the only remaining possible model is a free trade agreement,” he wrote. “I hope that it will be ambitious and advanced – and we will do our best, as we did with other partners, such as Canada recently – but anyway it will only be a trade agreement. I propose that we aim for a trade agreement covering all sectors and with zero tariffs on goods. Like other free trade agreements, it should address services.”