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the "logic", if that's what we might call it, runs thus;-

Boris is very popular, but knows that if he goes for no deal, he risks a no confidence vote and a possible General Election in the autumn. Everybody in the parliamentary tory party knows this is to be avoided at all costs. So Boris, will with his usual chutzpah, announce that the stars are mis-aligned for the glorious project and that we should await a more favourable day, or some such bollecks and quietly withdraw A50. He is deemed the only Tory who could pull this volte face off.

Frankly, I think it's nonsense, but there is wishful thinking on all sides

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jun 10th, 2019 at 08:26:23 PM EST
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I'm half joking when I say it, but only half joking. Charging for No Deal seems to me to be just another way of getting to a General Election, which Johnson  can't win. He can't pass the deal. So he's left with one option.

Unless you think Johnson is going to go full emergency powers and enabling act I don't know what he does if he actually gets his hands on power.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Tue Jun 11th, 2019 at 12:00:43 PM EST
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Well, or talk the EU into another crazy extension and hope that the whole thing will be overtaken by events.
by asdf on Thu Jun 13th, 2019 at 03:12:40 AM EST
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