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So the consensus seems to be the Labour Party will not pull May's ass out of the fire by whipping & voting for the Deal?

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by ATinNM on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 01:46:07 AM EST
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I can't see Labour ever whipping their MPs in support of the deal. A few Labour anti-Corbyn rebels maybe, but even they must be wary of supporting such an unpopular deal. They can always say "this isn't the Brexit my constituents voted for" and claim they could do a better job themselves.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 12:33:02 PM EST
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I can't imagine even the stupidest, neolib, Blairite Labour MP not wanting to hang this sack of sewage entirely on the Tory doorpost.
by rifek on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 11:03:49 PM EST
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Yup, even Hilary Benn (without referencing Corbyn by name) said he would back Labour's position on the deal.
As for Labour's non-position on Brexit and the EU in general, silence prevailed.
Not so for Rees-Mogg, slyly sliding the shiv into his leader and party, imitating John Cleese imitating him, with the requisite plummy tone he cartoons so effectively.
The best touch was his wearing what looked like his grand-father's double-breastfed suit, baggily hanging from his scarecrow shoulders and making him look like a boychild playing dress-up.

Sigh, you have to take yer comedy where you find it!

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by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Nov 16th, 2018 at 10:19:25 AM EST
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