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This provision would give Tory Remainers the opportunity to vote no confidence in the government, and then vote confidence again within 14 days if the government agreed to a second referendum.

Theresa May would then be presented with a clear choice - agree a second referendum or fight a general election - a general election in which Corbyn might well campaign on the basis of a second referendum (on a Labour negotiated Brexit deal) as a means of keeping both Leavers and Remainers united behind his party.

Either way a second referendum then becomes likely. But do Tory Remianers have the balls to vote no confidence?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Jan 13th, 2019 at 07:14:16 PM EST
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But do Tory Remainers have the balls to vote no confidence?

No. (Well-informed) turkeys don't vote for Christmas.


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by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jan 13th, 2019 at 07:46:52 PM EST
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It all depends on how many of them are in safe seats. Current polls don't show a massive swing away from the Tories in any case. The main risk would be a risk of de-selection by their local constituency Tories and would depend on the make-up of the local party and their relationship with it. If it is a snap poll there may not be time for de-selection to occur in any case. Most Remainers have lost ministerial office by this stage anyway, so most have little to lose.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sun Jan 13th, 2019 at 08:16:26 PM EST
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