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May wants a leave document that is supported by the conservative party, one that holds its internal coalition together. That is the circle which cannot be squared.

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

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Feb 19th, 2019 at 09:29:53 AM EST
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