As the the countdown continues to Brexit on March 29, this is how the the past week has gone.
How many days to go: 98
What happened this week: Cabinet agreed to ramp up preparations for a no-deal Brexit as the EU showed no sign of giving ground on the Northern Ireland backstop.
Good week: Theresa May. Seven days without ministerial resignations, sandbaggings from Brussels or her own MPs trying to get rid of her. It might not sound much, but for the PM right now that counts as a plus.
Quote of the week: “The responsibility of Cabinet ministers is not to propagate unicorns but to slay them” – Justice Secretary David Gauke on the prospect of a “managed no-deal” Brexit.
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Word of the week: Unicorn (obviously).