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Election in november with the EU more or less saying that if a brexit party wins, it's no deal the next day.

That's not how it works. I don't think there is any mechanism to shorten an A50 period except a withdrawal agreement going into force.

Still think it's 50-50 that Boris issues an A50 revocation immediately on taking power, blaming May and Corbyn for fucking it up.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon May 20th, 2019 at 02:41:29 PM EST
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well,you've surprised me there. Let just say you could be a rich man if you put a euro on that bet in a bookies and it happened.

I think if he did that he'd be lynched, by his own party.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon May 20th, 2019 at 02:47:22 PM EST
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I would put nothing past Boris. He could claim to be revoking A.50 to give himself two years to negotiate a better deal. Then when the EU even refuses to meet him to discuss renegotiating the deal he would claim that he will disrupt EU business until such time as they beg to reopen negotiations. When the EU still studiously ignores him - and sends middle ranking civil servants to discuss "technical details" or "clarifications", Boris will claim a great victory.

Still don't think it will happen. But as I said "Boris is Boris".

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Mon May 20th, 2019 at 03:35:02 PM EST
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I'm assuming Boris is Bannon's man, so this is not going to happen.

Brexit is an oligarch project, and while Boris is shameless to his public, behind the scenes he knows who his bosses are. (In fact he considers himself one of them, although of course he isn't.)

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon May 20th, 2019 at 05:32:34 PM EST
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Oh come on, he'll cast it as not letting those bloody Europeans throw us out, we'll show them who's boss and shake his tousled hair and all the blue rinses will go weak at the knees.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue May 21st, 2019 at 07:21:50 AM EST
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re- the A50 thing.

The extension runs out at the end of October. I can see the EU allowing a time out for the election, which would probably happen in early Nov by my reckoning. But they would only countenance a further extension if a remain party won.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon May 20th, 2019 at 02:50:23 PM EST
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