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I don't think cancellation of A.50 without a second referendum is politically feasible without provoking widespread alienation from the political system to the point of civil disobedience and violence.

With the best will (and organisation!) in the world, a second referendum cannot be held for several months and probably only after a general election which leads to a change of government. Therefore, in all probability, it's either Brexit on Oct. 31st., or at least a 6 Months A.50 extension followed, if voting trends are to be believed, by no Brexit.

If Boris wins the general election on a no deal platform, no further negotiations or referendum is required and Brexit can happen straight away, although I suspect Boris would attempt to use his no deal "mandate" to try and force further concessions from the EU. After all "no deal" was only ever meant to be a negotiating ploy to force concessions from the EU...

I suspect the EU would be unimpressed with his "mandate" and tell him he can have his no deal...

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