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In the meantime one can only hope that the Tories will be put out of their misery and replaced by a moderately sane and competent party - perhaps forever. The Lib Dems to replace the Tories in the Westminster duopoly? Once you are out of the duopoly, it can be very hard to get back in. Ask the Liberals. The UK could even cease to be a public school dominated class society, or maybe that is taking the possibilities for reform too far...
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Reality is the Tories still have a lot of support in the UK. Enough voters are some combination of misinformed, stupid, tribal, or just plain nasty to keep the Tories within five percent of Labour.
Anyway - latest news is the EU is going to say "Non" to May's request for more time without an explicit plan. Which presumably means either a GE or a People's Vote.
And the negotiations with Corbyn more or less amounted to "I want you to support my Withdrawal Agreement, and beyond that I have no interest in anything you say here."
So currently, unless Parliament gets its act together next week and forces a GE or a PV - or the EU relents at the last minute - it's going to be No Deal on the 12th.
I believe you're underestimating how insanely far the far-right has moved. Something like 70% of Tory supporters and a solid core of Tory MPs are gung-ho for body bags, food shortages, rioting, and death.
This is why we have a problem. If a tiny lunatic fringe wanted No Deal, it would be off the table.
But it's not a tiny lunatic fringe. It's quite a large lunatic fringe - around 30% of all voters, and by far the most active element in the Tory grass roots.
Interestingly, that is about the size of Trump's base in the USA. Anglo-Saxon Disease. Same root, toxic ethnic nostalgia. The only sane way forward is to marginalize these folks. But can we do it?
The most dangerous time for the adherents to such madness is when their representatives gain power. In both countries the adherents see glorious victory. Fortunately, most of the rest see disaster.
May those who orchestrate and support such madness go down with their puppets.
"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
We might end up with "Free Trade" (or "globalist") and "Mercantilist" (or "Isolationist") parties, maybe.
This analogy for antagonism is incongruent.
All political parties organized in the USA ("assembled" in confederation or federation of governments) advocate free trade, unimpeded or unrestrained commerce anywhere. Scope of market and commodity type traded is fundamentally irrelevant to agreement among members. This is the similarity in party polemic and business activities (liberalism).
"Mercantilism," for example, expresses one class of commercial enterprise. Briefly, this type of economic incorporation propounds precepts of private property rights and usufruct, ironically, taken together to control resource supply (anywhere) and means of production (anywhere) from which an enterprise's owner(s) realize profit ("value") by maximum exchange rate and volume.
"Capitalism" and "mercantalism" are expressions of one and the same ideology of commerce, embellished by technique over time; a neologism.
Dominant political parties in the USA differ only in advocacy of laws governing market participants anywhere: either centralized control (conservative liberal) or decentralized control (liberal liberal).
Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
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