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He may well lose the confidence vote.

In which case someone should remind him a new referendum becomes official labour policy.

Yvette Cooper (Lab) has already asked the speaker how A50 could be extended. I think we can assume she knows, so the question was for public consumption only.

Bottom line is that if there's a motion to extend A50 it's very likely to pass - maybe not conclusively, but certainly as a means of avoiding No Deal.

We could then be in the interesting position of May clinging on to power, but being forced to cancel Brexit because of a referendum she didn't want.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 at 08:20:08 PM EST
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By extending May risks the Tory Party splitting which was the whole point of the Brexit thing in the first.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 at 09:23:17 PM EST
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Yes. And that would be terrible, wouldn't it?

Absolutely terrible. Dear oh dear.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Jan 15th, 2019 at 09:54:56 PM EST
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I can hear the sorrow in your voice from here.

:-)


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Jan 16th, 2019 at 03:55:43 AM EST
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