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There is no time. If there is time there will be no patience for it among the British populace. People were already pissed off by the last one. Another one would reinforce the current atmosphere of exasperation with a 'shambolic' democratic process (well, sorry democracy is so taxing...), the negativity about Britain itself and the notion that this government is a joke. We see apathy is not good for a democracy.

If there is no time for a parachute election then would the PM really put her fate in Corbyn's hands to salvage a knife edge deal with the EU? Maybe it'd be interesting to see the buck being passed to Corbyn and to finally have crunch time arrive for him, too. I very much doubt it. But then all the other possibilities seem also impossible.

Schengen is toast!

by epochepoque on Sun Jun 24th, 2018 at 02:49:41 AM EST
Yes, that's the issue isn't it? All possibilities seem impossible.

Theresa May is boxed in on all sides, mostly as a consequence of choices she has made over the last 18 months since she took power. The easy option is the "no deal" fantasy beloved of the frothing-at-the-mouth brigade; mostly because it's achievable. But that's the country-equivalent of putting a gun in our mouths and pulling the trigger. However, all Prime Ministers care for their legacy, they wish to be viewed well, and destroying the country's economy will not be a good look.

It's the old joke;- "How do you get to a good brexit? Well, I wouldn't start from here"

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Jun 24th, 2018 at 06:06:01 PM EST
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I still one third expect Brexit to eat two more PMs and then get cancelled and never spoken of again.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Jun 25th, 2018 at 10:18:14 AM EST
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