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No, that's not going to happen. British politics is Winner Takes All and there is zero point pretending there's a vague aspirational coalition of Remain intention when no such coalition exists, formally or otherwise.

The British media certainly aren't go to read it like that.

It is absolutely guaranteed that if - when? - Farage wins by a big majority over the runner-up party, he will claim a mandate for No Deal.

And the Tory media and some of the supposedly not-so-Tory media will echo that.

The only way to prevent that would have been to allow Labour to beat TBR. But the LDs have run a very effective spoiler campaign, so that's not going to happen now.

They're clearly happy with second place, and second place is the best they'll get - which may appear to be good news for them, but it's going to be an utter PR disaster for Remain.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed May 22nd, 2019 at 01:13:52 PM EST
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