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Please forgive my ignorance, and this seems silly, but i wonder if there might be a solution to this mess.
May's task has been to negotiate an exit with the EU.  The arrived at agreement resembles that which might have been negotiated by Corbyn.
A significant number of Tories loath May and the settlement.  Labour can't support anything sponsored by the Tories.
My question: could May hand the government over to Corbyn and Labour?  She has no future with the Tories.  She actually did her job, but only if the deal passes.  Labour might support the deal if implementing it was under their control.  Is it even possible?
by Andhakari on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 09:34:03 AM EST
No, this isn't a deal Corbyn would have negotiated.

May instituted several "red lines" right at the beginning, such as leaving the Customs Union and the aegis of the European Court of Justice that took us further than anything which had been suggested during the Campaign.

Although I cannot say for certain, I suspect that Corbyn would have gone for a fairly soft brexit which protected trade.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 10:18:22 AM EST
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And no, she can just "hand" Government over to Labour.

Only a party or coalition which forms a majority in the house of commons can form a government. Labour cannot do that. An election is needed

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 10:20:15 AM EST
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Thank you.
by Andhakari on Thu Nov 15th, 2018 at 10:24:29 AM EST
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