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Neither she nor Corbyn can square the circle here.
Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
Because she cannot create a majority in the Commons with any deal which meets her own red lines and that of the ERG. Let alone that of the DUP. In this process the other opposition parties are helpless by-standers.
It's not that May and Corbyn can't work together, but May knows that any deal she could get with Corbyn would involve compromises the ERG could never accept. If brexit were to be done on such terms, the Tory party would split. Which is May's deepest red line. Brexit was conceived to stop the Tory party splitting and May will do nothing to hurt her tribe. Regardless of the damage to the country.
So, she is left with holding Parliament to ransom : Agree my deal or have no deal.
Although, it's worse than that,
keep to the Fen Causeway
But perhaps Theresa May is playing a long game. She knows the Tory/Labour duopoly cannot survive this disaster and is determined that it won't be the Tories that will bite the dust. If she can hold her coalition together longer than Corbyn can his, she might even win.
What happens to the UK in the interim is almost irrelevant.
Index of Frank's Diaries
The UK duopoly is on the verge of fracturing; neither May nor Corbyn has the tools to stop it. If (when) it happens, it will be profoundly destabilizing (worse than the US because the UK is far more dependent on parties to make the system work); it will take years to sort out, and perhaps not in our lifetimes; and there will be a significant, dangerous shift to the right.
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