Plus, the two co-chairs, Messers Johnson and Gove (I'm sure I've heard of them from somewhere...), voted the opposite way to each other on May's deal. Raab, the Brexit Secretary, voted against his own deal. The one he'd negotiated, ffs... Rees Mogg described May's Deal as worse than slavery one day and 'worse than staying in the EU'. Then around 24 hours later, with not a hint of shame, said he was minded to back May's Deal. Probably because he had a bit of a wobble and in that heady two or three day period, thought he would lose Brexit altogether. So a chief proponent of Brexit could be flexible about what it actually meant. It's worth noting that the headbangers in the Conservative party (ERG), aided and abetted by people like Hoey, have arguably done more to torpedo Brexit than the Remain side. We need to put to bed the notion that the binary question on the ballot paper on the Leave side was 'No Deal'. It wasn't for all sorts of reasons. Pre Referendum, the Leave side were promising all sorts of colours of Utopia: 'Easiest Deal in History' (Fox, from memory) 'The day we vote to leave, we can chose the path we want' (?Gove) 'We hold all the cards' (?Gove again) 'We're going to get a great deal, we're going to make a Titanic success of it' (Johnson) 'Absolutley nobody is talking about leaving the customs union' (?Hannan) 'We could be like Norway, they're rich, they're happy' (Farage) 'They need us more than we need them' (weirdly often juxstaposed with 'they're bullying us' - well, which is it?) 'The EU is a failed superstate which is falling apart, we're just the first to leave' (Again, often juxstaposed with 'they're forming an EU army) 'We need to get out, we're losing our veto, we have to join schengen, they're making us join the Euro' (fake copy of the Lisbon treaty) 'Lets give our NHS £350 million' (The infamous red bus) All of the above turned out to be slightly wide of the mark. But the above was the sales pitch. Pre Referendum, Brexit wasn't written down, because to do so would expose it for its weakness. Three years ago, Brexit could be Canada, Canada++, Norway, Norway++, CU etc etc - in otherwords, the 'Brexit' vote would split into numerous factions and would simply not beat Remain. So they asked a binary question to which there isn't a binary answer. Even if we assume, for example, Norway was the single option for Brexit in 2016, and had won and duly implemented. What happens then (with an eye to the notion of democracy)? Farage and Rees Mogg then quietly set about dismantling Norway in the background. We've seen that now only 'No Deal' is pure enough for them. They've shown their colours. So I'm pretty sure they're not overly concerned with democracy. I think it was @Mugshot who posted a graph which tracked chatter around 'No Deal' over the past 3 years. If I recall, 'No Deal' barely registered until about 6 months ago... So it can't be really what people voted for. If anything, it was Remainers mentioning it, but in the 'old days' No Deal was called 'Project Fear'. Also, No Deal is a bit of a mis-nomer. Should we leave on 31st October with 'No Deal', then even this won't last simply because whatever happens afterwards, we will end up with some sort of Deal with the EU. And we'll have to make this deal when weak and vulnerable. With the USA circling like a hawk.