Brexit Republic Episode Twenty Five
After defending the Withdrawal Agreement as the only deal on the table, UK Prime Minister Theresa May turned against it, directing MP's to vote for it to be amended.
The wounds of her Conservative Party may have been temporarily salved, but the gulf between the UK and EU positions has widened.
There is no room to renegotiate the Withdrawal Agreement, no appetite to pile pressure on Ireland and no viable alternative coming from the UK, says the EU.
But Mrs May is still determined to ask for change.
RTÉ's Deputy Foreign Editor Colm Ó Mongáin and Europe Editor Tony Connelly look at the rubber on the road from the week of donut U-Turns.
Professor Drew Scott, University of Edinburgh