Unless Boris Johnson has an ace up his sleeve, he'll be taken to the cleaners by the Brexit Party

“Extraordinary” is one of the most overused and devalued words of recent times, I know a number of people who think the sun coming up or the rain falling from the sky is “extraordinary” . However, sat here in the Strasbourg Parliament,  watching events in Luxembourg, I can say that  we truly do live in extraordinary times. 

What is transpiring is like a giant game of poker, bluff and counter-bluff, with very high stakes. The tricky thing  in this game is that the PM is playing with a hand marked by the players and with others looking over his shoulder. Is it any wonder that the UK appears to be playing a bad hand,  even when there is no such thing? 

What makes this truly “extraordinary” is that…