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In any ordinary circumstance most Prime Ministers would have resigned by now, having lost so many vital votes and having been found in contempt of Parliament. But evidently no one else wants the job right now as the realisation dawns that there is no good Brexit deal possible, and that there will be hell to pay when the electorate finds out.

So May may be allowed to "soldier on" "riding into the valley of death" where no one wants to lead and few enough follow. The DUP are keeping the conservatives on life support by not voting "no confidence" in the government although they are opposing much else. However they have said they will vote no confidence if May's deal is passed by the House of Commons.

The position if there is a Tory Party leadership challenge is even more fraught as the process of challenging, voting no confidence in, and replacing a leader is supposed to take 12 weeks. I doubt the EU Council would extend A.50 just to let a new Brexiteer Prime Misnister be elected...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Dec 7th, 2018 at 07:14:34 PM EST
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