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Hmm, tricky question. Obviously no. Trump doesnt have Brexit as an albatross around his neck. He has a more solid footing -a second term coming?- which is terrifying. The US with a rotten head can do much more damage than the smaller UK (sorry...).

On the other hand, worse means worse, not better. But if there is to be a chance to get rid of Brexitism then it needs to be played to the end. The risk is it's coming down to no-deal or no-Brexit.

The same constraints that befell May are here for Johnson. Can he really sell an unloved deal with his 'charming personality' by pulling enough people from the Tory soft or remain camp, from Labour even? While keeping the Faragists at bay? Can he go for revoke as Matthew Perry suggests? That would be the ultimate 'betrayal' leading to chaotic psychosis. Very unlikely but I'm happy to be surprised.

Then no-deal which has bigger chances than deal. Also unloved by parliament. It's all coming down to an election. Toss the dice some more. Does that make any sense?

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Sat May 25th, 2019 at 12:16:41 PM EST
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Trump can't be removed without impeachment - quite likely during a second term - and will have significant freedom of action until that happens.

$tory_fool has very limited freedom of action without parliamentary support, and can be thrown out with a No Confidence vote at any time. Given that Tory grandees have signalled they're against No Deal, there is almost zero chance of it happening now.

So the wildcard is Corbyn, and after the EU election results he's going to be under huge pressure to come out as supporting a PV.

I won't say I'm relaxed about this situation, but it's not as bad as it could be.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon May 27th, 2019 at 08:11:31 AM EST
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Boris Johnson to Face Court Questions About Brexit Claims
Johnson has denied through his lawyers that he acted dishonestly.

Ball has raised more than 200,000 pounds by crowdfunding to pay for the private prosecution.

No date has yet been set for a hearing.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed May 29th, 2019 at 03:04:33 PM EST
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Probably only of nuisance value given the obsequiousness of the Courts to the establishment. However it's not the sort of publicity you want when you are running for leader - even if the electorate is made up of Tories.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed May 29th, 2019 at 06:42:55 PM EST
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AP already has the "conservatives" set up, hedging claims to constituencies of the "I don't knows". The grand disclaimer complements ahh uncertain significance of EP proxy votes, weighted by loyalty um factors and assigned by data analysts, to voters' intentions, regardless of party affiliations. ahem.

Contenders to be next UK leader divided over no-deal Brexit
"The race to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May is becoming a battle over whether Britain should leave the European Union without a divorce agreement -- or whether that [should leave] would cause economic and political mayhem."

Whereas, before the election BoJo wasn't much concerned with showing up Farage. Uncharacteristic modesty --"compassion"-- going forward might mollify the 1922s. I really dunno. But 1922s seems to me the constituency holding four-in-hand by the reins 'til 2022.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed May 29th, 2019 at 07:20:25 PM EST
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24 May for www money markets
Boris Johnson says next British PM must deliver 'proper' Brexit

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Wed May 29th, 2019 at 07:23:23 PM EST
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