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This morning the Telegraph is talking of the possibility of the party splitting apart, the very eventuality the whole process was intended to prevent. It is true that the process has revealed the incompatibility between the viewpoints of the brexit ultras and the business-firsters. Up until now they have hung together under the Blue Flag of electoral convenience, being stronger together so long as they don't stamp over each other too much.
But even on this point it is unknowable. Neither the moderates nor the ultras have distinguished themselves in the process as having the courage of their convictions to risk the wilderness by voting against the party when things have become difficult and risked an election. I doubt they will gain a spine now.
But this split is across the electorate now. Leavers and Remainers are split asunder and this will have major electoral impacts. It's why the Labour party under Corbyn have been so careful to avoid having a position whilst in opposition; they hoped brexit would have happened under the Tories and they could then present themselves at an election as honest brokers who never betrayed their electorate.
But if corbyn forces an election before the process is complete, then Labour's constituency will shatter, just as the Tory's has.
The country has become like the USA, ungovernable from the top down. At least two utterly irreconcilable views have torn the country apart and nobody can predict where the pieces fall. Politics is changed and we cannot reset.
keep to the Fen Causeway
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