The campaign to stop Brexit received a shot in the arm this week. Three of the UK’s smaller parties, the Liberal Democrats, Greens and Plaid Cymru, agreed to a pact in which they would not stand against one another in 60 seats. The aim is to give pro-remain candidates the best chance of winning.
The group, formally known as Unite to Remain, thinks that by consolidating the remain vote, it can take seats from bigger parties who have not fully committed to staying in the European Union.
However, remainers should probably keep the champagne on ice. Despite a recent improvement in coordination, the current opinion polls suggest they are still far from winning anything like the numbers needed to revoke Article 50 and stop Brexit.
How Brexit could still happen
Ever since the UK voted to leave in 2016, the main obstacle to any serious decision being taken has been the lack of a majority for any Brexit outcome in the British Parliament.