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She will try to force a vote before Xmas, before hard-line constituency Tories have a chance to really get to work on her MPs. Problem is, I still can't see where she will get the votes to win.

So we could be entering the new year without a deal and without an obvious way of resolving the impasse. It is not even clear what concessions the EU could offer to secure a majority.

Maybe May is hoping a looming no-deal Brexit will concentrate minds wonderfully, if not for her deal, then for the only alternative which is a second referendum.

Problem is, would Corbyn go for it when his obvious preference is for an election? I can't see May being allowed by even loyal back benchers to agree to a GE, so a second referendum it would probably have to be.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon Nov 19th, 2018 at 07:29:51 PM EST
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