To be honest, I am unsure now who the pro-remainers in Government are actually standing up for. I can't think it is for me, so is it the Government thinking about the treasury coffers? The Government is rather selective about what it wants to keep and that seems to have little to do with what most people (?) want - human rights, protection under the law, social progress on benefits. reasonable immigration criteria, for example. Free trade seems impossible. Consumer rights seem down the list. So is it really the Northern Ireland issue? I don't really believe that either. I do feel that has been 'constructed' as a fear factor for the UK population. Is it simply that the Tories want to stay in power? As simple as that? Probably I'm missing something fundamental (living here in the outer sticks) but I simply can't see it.