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There is zero chance of Corbyn being able to force his version of Brexit - whatever that means - past Parliament and the voters. So there will be a PV, and Brexit will lose.

Corbyn may possibly believe otherwise, but it's clearly not going to happen.

Far more worrying is the prospect of Boris winning a larger majority in the next election. That would more or less guarantee No Deal, and all of the scheduled chaos and horror.

The only upside would be that no one under the age of forty would ever vote Tory. But it might be decades to the next election, so that would be a Pyrrhic victory at best.

I take Helen's point about the general uselessness of Emperor Boris and his cronies, but unfortunately the history of coups in other countries suggests that competence is not necessary for success.

The British aren't very good at mass protests, so all Boris has to do is keep most of the army onside - and their loyalty is probably a given, even after the cuts.

The alternative would be a Corbyn government, and the nation's military leaders aren't interested in that.

A month from now we'll either be in the middle of an election, or in the throes of an outright coup. I'd like to be more optimistic about the former, but I suspect the latter is still a real possibility.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Aug 14th, 2019 at 04:49:49 PM EST
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