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Brexit cliff-edge looms as Tories wage 40-year-old civil war | The Guardian - Analysis |

The hard right can argue that if they maintain their nerve, and remain in league with the opposition parties, including the Democratic Unionists, they can still prevent May securing the Commons majority she needs for her deal to be accepted. With the clock ticking, and Labour's position at best ambiguous, the Tory sceptics can take parliament, and the economy moves closer to the cliff-edge of 29 March. The default position if parliament cannot agree a course of action is to leave with no deal.

In this scenario, the theory goes, the European commission looks at the imminence of a no-deal exit, and cracks by offering currently unobtainable legal concessions on the Northern Ireland backstop.

If the commission remains unmoved, the UK simply leaves the EU on World Trade Organization terms, and takes its chances on the open seas of full-blooded Brexit.

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by Oui on Wed Dec 12th, 2018 at 08:38:02 PM EST

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