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Coup plot to install Brexit 'dream team' and oust May: Boris as PM, Gove to become his deputy and Chancellor Rees-Mogg if she insists on staying in EU customs union, warn rebel MPs
Takeover would see Boris in No 10, Gove as deputy and Rees-Mogg chancellor
Brexit 'war cabinet' meet Wednesday and Thursday to agree negotiating stance
Major row over whether UK should stay in a customs union expected at meeting
Mr Johnson vowed the 'cavalry is coming' to block staying in a customs union
May is the compromise candidate, a quiet remainer who is now a commited brexiteer. She is probably the only reason the opposing factions in the Tory party aren't involved in armed conflict. Any time anybody talks about a challenge,, the name of a credible challenger eludes them. All the "big" beasts who are presumed to be jostling to be Prime Minister are too identified with one faction or the other, which means they are unacceptable for the other side.
If this lot were strong armed in, the party would actually split wide open. There is a chasm running through the Tory party and May is currently the only bridge between the two sides.
It's not just brexit that divides them either : The lunatic free traders who want the UK to become a low wage, low regulation offshore tax bank are the brexit ultras. The remainers and soft brexiteers are those who are more grounded in the UK remaining a civilised country. Frankly, I don't think the two halves even make sense as a single group anymore.
keep to the Fen Causeway
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