Multiple reports today suggested Theresa May is trying to get a deal agreed on her own side within 48 hours. Otherwise there will not be enough time to arrange a special November summit with the other 27 EU leaders. A government source told Sky News: “Realistically at some stage on Wednesday is as late as it can go”.
Attempting to change people’s views of Brexit solely with a more evidence-based description won’t land, because it misses a large part of the point: our allegiances affect our view of reality as much as the other way round. Our misperceptions are, in the end, an incredibly direct measure of how divided the country is: that groups of fellow citizens can see the same realities so differently shows the monumental task we face in finding any common ground.