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The EU has said 'round about eleventy-million times the Withdrawal Agreement has been negotiated and that's The Deal unless they get a really good reason to do it again.

MPs throwing tantrums while screaming "We don't wanna!!!!" is not a really good reason.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sun Sep 1st, 2019 at 03:19:56 PM EST
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But the whole point of the rebellion by Parliament is to prevent a no deal Brexit. Were they to vote no confidence and have an election, they would get an extension. Then, at the very least, Remainers get to live another day. Plus, this would be a very black eye for Brexiteers and THEY would be the ones risking getting their heads bashed by police.

Under those circumstances the Tories with the most chance of returning might well be those benefiting from an electoral pact. Wouldn't that be a refreshing change? At least that outcome would reflect the wishes of the current majority of the electorate and of the younger generations who have most to lose from Brexit. Ideally, a new government would act to reverse austerity and make life easier for the majority of the electorate, and, if wise, begin policies to help the midlands districts so badly hurt by deindustrialization. Granted they have recently voted Conservative. That is because there are no or very few union members to represent in those areas. But the Conservatives have not done anything for them either.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun Sep 1st, 2019 at 03:46:04 PM EST
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