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The deal suggested is most unlikely to be approved by this UK Parliament, but could conceivably be approved by this EU Council given that it requires only a qualified majority. What is unlikely, is that any such deal could be approved unanimously by the Council afterwards, as there are plenty of reasons why any one E27 member might veto it.  

The purpose of such a deal is therefore only to extend the period in which QMV is applicable on the EU side, and to give a future UK parliament the power to reverse Brexit, should it so desire. Of course such an outcome is possible on the UK side only if May looses a Commons vote on any other deal, resigns, and is replaced by a labour led government, probably after a general election.

The immanence of the March 2019 deadline makes such a sequence of events unlikely, to say the least.  As for the EEA, Norway pays roughly as much, per capita, for Single market access as the UK does for full membership. I don't see that as an attractive proposition.

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