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Helen:"I hate the idea of leaving the EU, but I don't think the country can survive this impasse much longer. So, if we're gonna go, then some lukewarm halfway house will probably work for most people."

So long as Johnson is gone this could be some kind of acceptable solution. If Johnson remains it would be another example of totalitarians winning by turning up the tension to unbearable levels. But I don't live in England. One thing Johnson has in his favor is that he is able to do all he does with a grin on his face. That is so much better than the rage and angry contempt we so often see on Trump's face

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 05:02:38 PM EST
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Yes, the idea that any win for TWBJ is a win for his leadership style that should be opposed at all times seems to be the current thinking from the Labour leadership. Especially as they point out that TWBJ seems ery willing to throw worker's rights and environmental protections out of the window in order to get a trade deal from Trump.

I think it all depends on what finally emerges from this "tunnel of negotiation".

I guess it all depends if this is a final throw of the Cummings game-theory dice for a showdown on a "shit deal vs no deal" in order to force an election or if this is indeed an honest attempt to get a deal by building bridges in Parliament (which he desperately needs to do if he's to get this passed).

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Sun Oct 13th, 2019 at 10:39:18 AM EST
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