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If plotters are plotting against Corbyn, that would be a relevant reason to nix that setup. Why should Labour accept other parties to select their PM?

In fact, if there is an extension-and-election government, the logical leader of it would be Corbyn, as the leader of the by far largest component of it. Why wouldn't the others accept Corbyn? Presumably because it would benefit Corbyn to be seen in the role as PM, and thus benefit Labour, but in the same way why should Labour accept someone else who would benefit?

So, I guess the only MPs who would be acceptable are MPs who are leaders of minor, geograpically contained parties that can't benefit much. This line of thinking ends with the PM being Liz Saville Roberts from Plaid Cymry or Sylvia Hermon, independent unionist (former UUP) from North Ireland. Not that I know anymore about them than what is mentioned on Wikipedia.

by fjallstrom on Wed Aug 14th, 2019 at 02:04:57 PM EST
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