At last! Common Sense rearing it's Head.
EU Brexit rebellion Already begins.
EU nations pressure Brussels to u-turn on punishing Britain.
Britain may be given access to the single market in a dramatic turnaround by Brussels because most European Union nations fear they would suffer if London was excluded post-Brexit.
A separate senior diplomat said: "Until a few months ago I would have said no, no way, but now things have changed.
Insiders say if Britain follows through with a so-called "pay for access" deal it would benefit all member countries - AS APPOSED TO JUST FRANKFURT AND PARIS.
The two European cities would lure business from Britain if London was excluded from the single market access.
Other European nations would suffer from punishing Britain.
But......they insist there is a reluctance among EU countries to introduce the ideal into official discussions without a first move from the UK Government.
Another diplomat said: "It's London that has to put it on paper".
A Government spokesman said: "It's good news that EU diplomats are thinking creatively about how we ensure the vital services sector is covered by our future trade deal.
"But inevitably, given the level of access that the EU requires to the City of London, an obvious downside would be that payments would have to flow both ways"
Well, there does seem to be some melting of strict resolve from some of the EU States. I bet this is not pleasing Merkel and Macron. But it is promising news, as long as the EU mandarins don't try asking for more extortionate pie-in-the-sky sums from us, and remembers that it works both ways.
Still, it's forwarding thinking at last. What do you think?