The UK is at a crossroads. Fearmongering of "crashing" out of the EU is in play. The EU is playing "chicken". In the classic game of Chicken, the first person to blink loses. The name "chicken" has its origins in a game in which two drivers drive towards each other on a collision course: one must swerve, or both may die in the crash, but if one driver swerves and the other does not, the one who swerved will be called a "chicken", meaning a coward. That's essentially the game the EU is playing with Theresa May and the UK.