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the biggest issue the LibDems seem to have with Corbyn is his determination to call a General Election.

All of the ex-Labour MPs now in the Tories as well as all of the tories can expect to be dumped from Parliament. Indeed Swinson's own constituency is at risk from an SNP resurgence.

So, despite being the party of Remain, LibDem MPs seem not to be so willing to prevent No-deal by sacrificing their own seats.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Aug 26th, 2019 at 08:24:35 PM EST
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sorry, needs to be re-written a bit;-

All of the ex-Labour (&Tory) MPs now in the Tories LibDems as well as all of the tories (who vote no confidence) can expect to be dumped from Parliament.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Tue Aug 27th, 2019 at 07:23:31 AM EST
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Which is why neither the LibDems nor the ragged remnants of Change UK - or whatever they're calling themselves this week - support a VONC followed by an election, and why today's plan is to use legislation to stop No Deal and then see where that leads.

My guess is that if Parliament tells Johnson to take No Deal off the table he'll just say 'No - make me."

And then we'll be back to No Deal and the threat of a VONC and an election, with a few more weeks wasted.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Aug 27th, 2019 at 12:44:49 PM EST
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Which is why I have been saying only an electoral pact which will allow sitting MPs and leading anti-Tory candidates in 2017 election a free run against Boris/Farage in any new election will enable an anti-Boris majority to emerge in parliament.

But before that can happen, all other options have to be exhausted and truly desperate measures contemplated and eliminated. Finally they will also require the fig leaf of not having to install Jeremy in No.10 so that petty jealousies and personality conflicts can be satisfied.

We are dealing with a weak bunch of careerist annoyed that their entitlement to high office has been stymied. Nothing much can be expected of them until their personal fantasies are indulged and thwarted. Never has so much depended on so few idiots...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Aug 27th, 2019 at 04:29:30 PM EST
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