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The political dynamic that gave rise to this whole mess is still operational: the Tory Party is fatally spit between Anti/Pro factions.  Cameron - remember him? - had the referendum to silence the Anti faction and then went and lost the damn thing.

The Actual Choices facing the UK are:

  1.  The Deal on Offer -- not going to happen.  

  2.  Retract Article 50 Letter -- not going to happen.  It would destroy the Tory Party

  3.  No Deal

It's possible May is holding off the vote on The Deal on Offer in the hopes that the looming disaster(s) of No Deal will swing votes behind her.  It's more likely May is lost, adrift, out of options, and out of ideas.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Mon Jan 7th, 2019 at 07:13:25 PM EST

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