Right from the word 'Go!' I told all those who would listen that we were going nowhere. There will be no Brexit. A year ago the case for a second vote on EU membership looked like a lost cause. At the general election in 2017 both major parties promised to “deliver Brexit”. The only party that wanted to hold another referendum, the Liberal Democrats, got 8% of the vote. Support for a 'People’s Vote' on the terms of Britain’s exit was confined to a motley group of eccentrics. Today's developments means that there is a significant chance that Britain will end up having a vote on whether to accept the Brexit deal that Theresa May presented to the cabinet on November 14th. Over the past few months Remainers have racked up a succession of impressive victories. On November 12th Gordon Brown became the third former prime minister to call for another vote, joining Major and Blair. On November 9th Jo Johnson, junior transport minister and brother of Boris, resigned from the government and argued that, given Britain now faced a choice between “vassalage” and “chaos" i.e. remaining tied to the EU without a say on its rules or leaving without a deal. The only reasonable choice, he wrote, was another vote. A few weeks earlier the People’s Vote campaign organised a march of 670,000 people in London. The mood in the People’s Vote headquarters in Millbank Tower is today very upbeat. Scurrying millennials and younger-than-millennials examine battle charts of target audiences and chat excitedly into mobile phones - there is nothing so old-fashioned there as a landline. Mrs May made a succession of bad errors, including triggering Article 50 before she had worked out her demands and calling an election that destroyed her majority. The EU played its hand well, but in the end it was down to logic. The Brexiteers had promised the impossible (all the advantages of EU membership with none of the disadvantages) and disillusionment followed. The People’s Vote’s weaknesses into strengths. The campaign has always lacked a charismatic leader, a clear structure and a common identity. It is even composed of nine disparate organisations that look mightily like the Monty Python’s People’s Front of Judea and The Judea People's Front. But these weaknesses are now helping as it is not associated with any political party or grandee, so it can reach across the political spectrum. And because it is driven by young volunteers that nobody has ever heard of, it can challenge the idea that it is a front for Majorite or Blairite centrism. Ironically, the movement looks rather like the campaign to leave the EU - a movement that began as a collection of no-hopers and nutters, running on a combination of adrenaline and passion. But the question at the heart of British politics is not whether this or that option is difficult and painful but whether it is more or less difficult and painful than the alternatives. The Economist stated "The politics of having your cake and eating it have long since given way to the politics of choosing between gruel or bread and water." A second vote would divide the country and infuriate Leavers. But the country is already divided and Remainers (the vast majority of younger voters) are in a fury already! But as David Davis, the former Brexit secretary and an ardent Leaver, pointed out before the most recent referendum, “If a democracy cannot change its mind, it ceases to be a democracy.” Britain is now entering into a political storm, the likes of which it has not seen for decades. How the storm will blow itself out is anybody’s guess, though my bet is on a Tory leadership contest, which May is almost certain to win, thereby prolonging the agony! It is no longer possible that Mrs May will get her deal and the clever money is on her deal unravelling and that Britain will face chaos. The result of the chaos could be another vote on EU membership. The longer Mrs May continues to doggedly fight her corner, the greater will be the chaos. The greater the chaos, the greater will be the already growing economic damage and 'Operation Fear' may prove itself to be a self-fulfilling prophesy. If that happens, the campaign for the People's Vote will have a great deal to thank Mrs May for.