Right, so. Corbyn's line to May is apparently that he would want any withdrawal agreement based on her deal to be subject to confirmation by referendum, but that if May agrees to put through substantially his unicorn deal, there would be no such requirement.
Can anybody tell me how this is remotely credible or sustainable?
He appears to be denying the truth that Brexit in any form is damaging, cannot ever be better than remaining in the EU, and that people must be given the opportunity to confirm that they want it.
There's how to keep the 48% happy. Not. You despair at the tactical clodhoppery.
I just cannot understand the "logic" behind this approach. In terms both of doing the best for the country, and of maximising Labour's support at the next GE, surely a referendum on whatever withdrawal agreement can be brokered is easily and obviously the best option? What on earth is he hoping to gain by demanding a referendum - hypocritically, as it will be correctly portrayed as - for a Tory withdrawal agreement only?
And all the while, Emily Thornberry tells a completely different tale.
The incompetence is simply breathtaking.