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The problem is by what mechanism can this be achieved. Under the fixed term act, it's almost impossible to topple May even if she is a lame duck and can't pass critical legislation. If there is a leadership election, Tory rank and file will probably elect a hard Brexiteer.

Tory MPs will hardly agree to a GE - so that leaves a second referendum. Corbyn may be the obstacle here. Is there a majority in the Commons prepared to defy BOTH May and Corbyn? Could you organise a referendum by private members bill or does it have to be government sponsored legislation?

There is so much scope for playing games and brinkmanship and time is running out.

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