And what the EU does not realise, and would seem to have hit upon hard brexit as a good negotiating technique, is that the right wing of the Conservative party want a hard Brexit for ideological purposes. And the PM is fighting a losing rearguard action against it. Every time they bleat about how something is not a good position, they are just tightening the noose around their neck. Do they actually think they are going to get a better deal from Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn, because I can tell you, they will be disappointed.
Like I said before, we will get a hard Brexit most like, despite both sides not actually wanting one. And whilst there is enough posturing going on here to fill out an episode of Celebrity Big Brother, neither side is going to remotely benefit from it. The Italians are screaming blue murder at the moment because they can see all their wine and food produce no longer selling in the UK. But who in Brussels is listening? Who frankly cares, as long as they encourage nobody else to leave. Thats all that is going through their minds at the moment.