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Will Theresa May recognise that the game is up and her only hope is to enter cross-party talks on a soft Brexit deal?

If Theresa May backs the Steve Baker Nicky Morgan Brexit plan C she probably wins the Brady amendment Photo: PA

Game-theory this for me please. If Theresa May backs the Steve Baker/Nicky Morgan Brexit plan C she probably wins the Brady amendment and defeats Cooper/Boles - but doing so would be based on what she believes to be a lie, since she is (probably rightly) convinced there is zero chance of EU 27 leaders agreeing on the Morgan/Baker Brexit plan.

In the process she buys another two weeks of false hope that Brexit deal looms but also massively increases risk of no-deal Brexit. Which about 20 of her ministers know and hate - so if she goes that route some or all of them quit today or at the latest in two weeks (Clark, Rudd, Gauke, Ellwood, Harrington and so on - even possibly Lidington and Hammond).

So does she today recognise that the game is up and her only hope is to enter cross-party talks on a soft Brexit deal that could get through the Commons but would destroy her party?

Or does she tie herself to the mast of Morgan/Baker, knowing it is the route to a no-deal Brexit and the probable collapse of her government?

Scylla and Charybdis does not quite capture it.