Maybe it's another Boris bluff....
Given how technocratic Cummings et al have been about it all, they could just take back A50 on October 30th, then send it in again on the 31st.
Then they claim they're starting the "real" negotiations, starting the clock anew, without any annoying "pre existing deal" to work from.
If they keep brinking it, the market correction won't be as sudden. So 5-8% devaluation every six months rather than 35% at once.
They caused this crisis, they used it to get power, and they can make go away with a stroke of a pen. So I'm hoping they are "just" using this as a parliamentary coup rather than actually trying to leave the EU in the manner designed to fuck the UK the most.
I'm a remainer, I live in mainland Europe. Can totally understand why the UK could leave. It just seems that no deal is worse for the UK than any deal.
I would also quite like to hear what the UK parliament has to say about the Irish border. I've heard what Eire has to say, what the EU has to say and what the US Congress has to say (please respect the Good Friday Agreement) but exactly what is the sovereign power in the UK going to decide to do? Border in NI, border in Irish sea, agreement to open borders (and thus regulatory alignment).
In fact, rather than the government negotiating with the EU and then failing to pass Parliament, perhaps Parliament should first agree on a deal. seems to have worked for the EU. I mean, they somehow manged to get 27 sovereign countries to agree on May's agreement (not saying much, largely it's agreeing to existing treaties and current laws and promising to play nice in the future) but the UK can't agree on the Irish border, let alone the rights of it's residents. How hard is it to say "Yes, we'll keep the Irish border open. Because there are about three acts of Parliament specifically about that, nothing to do with you".