RidingPie

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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    This national act of self harm can’t get more beyond parody
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Please tell me that’s a parody account.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Did they hint at what the original spearheaded might have done?
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Different time post 9/11 the conservatives at the time we’re backing it so Iraq was going to happen. Ignore the first bit it was of course pre 9/11 the conservative front bench at least was supporting it so whichever govt was in it would have happened.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    That’s the best new word for a while.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Well I definitely didn’t list that as an option
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Yes you blame them for banks going to the wall in America or yes you agree with me? Have you ever had a discussion with me where the worst has come it? I really doubt it as I don’t tend to get het up. Otherwise that’s just a tactic to stifle debate and play yourself as the victim.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Well other than Iraq there wasn’t much to complain about. A well run economy and long period of sustained growth. Labour can’t really be blamed for the financial crash.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    Well he managed to run the country pretty well for quite a number of years. Iraq was a mistake but any government would probably have supported the USA at the time.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    So if the PM is addressing the nation tonight what are the options. I can think of these 1) she’s had enough and she’s resigning (I’m not sure how likely this is as she’s never seemed to be one to give up) 2) prepare for WTO with no extension and us dropping out (can she do this after 2 parliamentary votes have ruled this out?) 3) she’s asking for a longer road so she can kick the can further (she’ll blame labour and remainers rather than the ERG and DUP who have blocked her deal, I imagine her party would be up in arms) 4) she’ll call for a general election so that the public can be asked without going to a referendum. Any others I’ve missed?
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    The above said I’ve just checked all the latest polls and while overall they show a drop in significant drop in conservative support labour are, usually, still lower.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    They can threaten to vote against the government in a confidence motion. That would probably trigger a GE but looking at the polling the conservatives would likely come out of it a bit stronger so it might be a risk they’re willing to take.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    I always thought May would get her deal through then resign. While this is still what I think will happen, after her rumoured performance at the cabinet meeting yesterday (where by reports she sat there and did a Churchill nodding dog impression but didn’t lead), I’m starting to think she might resign after she’s secured some form of extension and if her deal is a busted flush.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    I think this raises an interesting question about election rules that at some later point will deserve its own thread. We seem to be in an era where rich backers don’t care about the rules so long as they get their result as the president has now been set that it only incures a fine and does not invalidate the result, or warrant time at Her Majesty’s leisure for the rich backers.
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    The all-new-ish Brexit Thread

    The magic money tree might become more giving?