Mind starts racing. Either:
1. The lying toerag is doing more of the same old, in which case that’s OK and he needs dislodging as much as ever or
2. He thinks he’s worked out a way to word it and his masters have approved [or they've suggested it to him] and he thinks it will hoodwink the great unwashed or
3. He believes even an honest question will reject withdrawal or
4. The real worry – he knows it’s going down in this country, the signs are all there – which was the game plan of his policies – and the EU is ready to step in with “the Solution” – more of the same old.
Nowhere there was an option of honesty from him and a genuine attempt to get out of the effing EU.