no deal actually means lots of deals
The polls are vague but there is no mandate or majority for a no deal exit. What does exist is a loud minority who are very desperate to leave the EU and demand this at every turn. We see them here on this forum - lots of very active, very angry, sometimes mis-informed posting from a half dozen contributors. That is not a majority, that is just loud and angry people sounding off.
What also exists is a national fatigue over Brexit. Three years of dull debate and no conclusion is a majority view. After all this is full of issues more complex and interwoven that most can be bothered getting to grips with. I suspect this is the majority view.
But to get this concluded it will mean one of three things - either an attempt to force through the no deal exit; or some form of national re-assessment (GE or new referendum); or a new attempt at a deal for exiting.
The first means trashing parliamentary norms. My question is whether this is the best possible start point for a post EU UK? Is this the precedent that defines our so-called newly found sovereignty? And does this really do us any favours?
The second option is viewed as unattractive by many and for many reasons. It will not address the anger built up in the minds of Brexit supporters unless its a clear pro-Brexit victory. Even then the delay will not be welcome. And if its a tie or a marginal remain win - the very angry will become a long term festering sore in the UK. It will not solve the argument it will simply push it back to next time there is a vote.
The best option for resolution to what is now a national divide is an exit with a deal. But strong anti-EU Brexit fans would need to swallow some form of compromise. However, were this possible, then at least we would avoid 2-3 years of the UK desperately trying to salvage the mess with many many deals. A no-deal exit is actually a "lets put ourselves in a vulnerable position so when we do have to negotiate (and we will do, soon) we will get a patchwork of not very positive deals" exit.
So, please do continue to shout for a no deal exit. You do realise that you are (1) trashing the sovereignty that you say you want back, and (2) putting the UK in a worse negotiating position, don't you? (I know the answer btw: its 'no, I am not aware of that.')