This morning Brits awoke to the new political reality that now prevails across the kingdom: there is no easy path to leaving the European Union by March 29, 2019. For starters, the plan for a soft Brexit, or gradual withdrawal over the next two years, has been shot down by a vote in Parliament, which included a large bloc of leavers on the government side. It seems that the deal wasn’t final enough in cutting the cord, both in obligations and costs. Then there were concerns coming from the DUP in Northern Ireland that not enough was done to protect future trade between the two Irelands if a border backstop was imposed. Further to all this, a no deal exit might mean that existing trade arrangements between the UK and the EU would cease at the drop-dead date, leaving the country in an economic crisis. Fortunately for the May government, there is still time to get the Brexiters in the Conservative Party to compromise on its hard stance. Failing that, maybe May will call for another referendum or a general election. Regardless, there is no great public appetite to turn over the keys to No. 10 Downing to leftwing radical Jeremy Corbyn.