I wonder if anyone can explain, as I confess I am mystified.
ETA. Doing a little search, there was also this from Soubry. (18.12.18)
A responsible Government would have taken #nodeal off the table years ago. Instead they’ve said it wasn’t a problem & better than a “bad deal”. What a shameful carry on from the party of business to be putting jobs & prosperity at risk in order to blackmail #Conservative MPs.