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Ha. With public opinion evenly split and static, the referendum result looks to be cast in concrete.

But if that favourable/unfavourble split goes to 30 points or more, which is entirely possible if that bad news keeps coming, then the Titanic post-iceberg will be more likely to keep floating.

No MP has a political principle so profound it is resistant to the threat of losing their seat at the election. Maybe Jacab Wheeze-Moggadishu or John Redwood, but I bet there's a lot of anti-EU MPs who can and would far prefer their seats inside an EU than be removed from Parliament outside it. After all, if the City goes to Dublin, all those lucrative directorships go west as well. At which point brexit means brexit may become the we tried our hardest but the terms simply were unacceptable so we're punishing them by staying.

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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Oct 18th, 2017 at 04:44:57 PM EST
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Maybe Jacab Wheeze-Moggadishu or John Redwood can't read polls,...

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Oct 18th, 2017 at 04:46:15 PM EST
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They're ideologues. They couldn't care less about polls. The people are there to be led. By them.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Oct 18th, 2017 at 07:22:28 PM EST
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as I say, the ideologues might not read polls but there are plenty in the Parliamentary Tory party who will be reading them and chewing their fingers if things get noticably worse.

And they will panic and they will start making representations to number 10 about reversing policy.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Wed Oct 18th, 2017 at 07:50:18 PM EST
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