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EU officials might prefer this outcome, but would all of the European Council, especially if Corbyn were in power, or if May then talked about kick starting the whole process all over again. I'm with Munchau on this: Some members might want to extract a price for their support, such as the UK losing it's opt-outs or rebate - which I imagine no UK government could agree to.

The critical question would be whether the EU Council can agree to accept a withdrawal of an A50 notification by weighted majority or must it be by unanimous decision. Given that an A50 extension explicitly requires unanimous agreement of the Council, I think it's termination, would also so require. But I have found no authoritative legal source giving clarity on this.

I think a weighted majority would probably quickly and gladly accept a revocation of A50.  The question is would all 27? And without attaching onerous conditions? And if an old socialist like Corbyn was in power? Doubtful at best.

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