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So, they come out of the tunnel in 48 hours with something that looks suspiciously like May's deal, with lipstick on it.

But he has no more power to implement that than May had. Less.

Unless. Parliament has to seize the moment... And, as quid pro quo for voting for Bojo's Brexit : impose a referendum between that, or remain?

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by eurogreen on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 04:30:14 PM EST
Corbyn would be the arbiter on that. Would he want to see the likely victory of Remain?

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by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 09:18:43 AM EST
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I think he can see where Brexit is going, and it is not a socialist Nirvana. He can also see that a defeat for the Brexiteers will destroy the Tories, at least for a generation.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 10:19:35 AM EST
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So, after having been a crypto-Leaver, he's now a crypto-Remainer? No wonder his communication is confused.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
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by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 11:21:30 AM EST
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He's always been a crypto-whatever-you're-supposed-to-hate. That's the magic of Corbyn. He's Emmanuel Goldstein in a cycle helmet.

After years of media smears absolutely everyone is convinced he's not just not on their side, he's practically the worst person in the whole of British history - simultaneously a comically bumbling impotent nobody and a master plotter casting a terrifying shadow over British politics from his evil allotment lair in darkest Islington.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 01:25:08 PM EST
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His allotment veggies are shit, too. If ever invited to dinner at the Corbyns', make some excuse.

It would be interesting, though, to know if he now thinks Remain is a fitting ending to the Brexit saga, or if he hopes to wangle some form of Leave.

Not that this is the biggest problem the UK and Europe face, not by a long chalk.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 02:17:46 PM EST
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Corbyn has stated that he wants to negotiate the best possible exit from the EU and then have a referendum to let the people decide between that plan and remain. He would then support the outcome either way. Most of Labour now seems for Remain.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 04:22:45 PM EST
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What could Corbyn do? Issue a command to Labour MPs to vote for May's solution? Doesn't seem likely to happen and doesn't seem likely to work if it did happen.
by asdf on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 04:12:24 PM EST
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Wow. Only a faint smudge of lipstick, at that.
NI in EU for customs and VAT, obviously. No DUP veto, of. Purse.
...but alignment on government assistance, environment, workers' rights? Nothing left of Bono's brave new world.

Can parliament approve this? It would be a bitter triumph for Theresa.

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by eurogreen on Thu Oct 17th, 2019 at 06:50:55 AM EST
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Of course ( of course), not of purse. Bojo, not  Bono.
Remind why I never post on ET from .y phone.

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by eurogreen on Thu Oct 17th, 2019 at 06:53:08 AM EST
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