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Is there any evidence whatsoever that there are 80+ Labour MPs ready to vote for her deal to make up for the 80+ DUP and ERG MP's who are likely to prefer no deal to her deal? If there is, I must have missed it.

If May still wants her deal, or something like it to pass, she has no choice but to do a deal with Corbyn. He is likely to be more sympathetic to making Brexit happen than any other putative Labour leader.

In the meantime the EU are looking on impatiently to see if there is anything that has any possibility of making her deal palatable to the House of Commons, and so far they have come up with nothing.

Meanwhile the ERG seem to believe that the EU (or its member states) will be falling over themselves to do deals with the UK once a No deal Brexit actually happens.

But why would they - until the €45 Billion as been paid, the rights of EU citizens in the UK have been guaranteed, and the Irish border issue has been resolved? Yes some sectoral deals may be possible, but only where they are clearly in the interests of the EU.

Any PM with any self-respect would have resigned by now. She is clearly being used as a pawn by others in the ERG, and has lost the respect of the EU. Why be the fall girl for everyone else?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Feb 15th, 2019 at 03:38:45 PM EST
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I do not think there are enough Labour votes to pass the negotiated Withdrawal Agreement.  

May won't resign.  Once a politician reaches the pinnacle of power they cling to it and have to be removed by the force of law or force of the other kind.

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

by ATinNM on Fri Feb 15th, 2019 at 05:25:56 PM EST
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Trade deals are done by the EU Commission, not individual member States. Brussels has a negotiating team ready to receive their UK guests .... May's ERG Team? 😒

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Fri Feb 15th, 2019 at 05:30:03 PM EST
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How does the EU Commission instruct their negotiating team and the negotiating team negotiate when their respective opposite numbers are going, "ARRRRRRRRggggggggggghhhhhity-bargle-foof-dee do!"  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Fri Feb 15th, 2019 at 05:37:36 PM EST
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You're forgetting the bit of Brexiteer mythology where the EU explodes into its constituent parts because they simply can't manage without the Brits holding the show together for them. The ERG will then simply march in and negotiate on a one to one basis with former memebres and bring the Irish etc. to heel...

`Top-hatted Rees-Mogg and Bullingdon Club Johnson, calling Ireland to heel'

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Feb 15th, 2019 at 05:51:44 PM EST
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