It will be "survivable", says Liam Fox. From The Graun, Liam Fox, the international trade secretary, told the BBC that the government was “unlikely” to win the vote on May’s Brexit deal tomorrow night. He also said that a no-deal Brexit would be “survivable”, and far preferable to cancelling Brexit, which he said would be “a disaster from which we might not recover”. Referring to what the Tory pro-European Dominic Grievesaid on Friday about a no-deal Brexit, Fox said: I don’t regard no-deal as national suicide. This is not Dunkirk, this is leaving the European Union. We need to find ways if there is no deal, of mitigating that. But the best way to do it is to accept the deal that the prime minister has negotiated. It gives us a way of leaving the European Union with minimum friction. I think no-deal would damage our economy - I’ve been frank about that - but I think it’s survivable. I think no Brexit, politically, is a disaster from which we might not recover. Interesting that by implication, Dunkirk was national suicide; interesting too that like most Brexiters his main frame of reference in WW2. But even so: SURVIVABLE! What more could anyone ask? Cheers, R.