The whitepaper on the future relationship with the EU (“Chequers”) was rebuffed by the EU shortly after its publication (IIUC) [1, 2, 3].
Given this, why is the UK Government sticking to this plan? [4, 5] Has there been some fundamental shift or concession offered by the UK to make the plan acceptable to the EU? Was the rebuttal showmanship? Or is the UK Government playing a game of brinkmanship?