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How do the Liberal Democrats view a second referendum? I know they favor just withdrawing the Article 50 notification, which Corbyn opposes. Some in Labour feel it would be irresponsible to have an early election unless there has first been a second referendum, as that would likely lead to another hung Parliament. But Corbyn has stated that the first order of business of a care taker regime should be organizing an early election. Is Corbyn being tactical here?

Might the compromise between Labour and the Liberal Democrats be that both agree to a second referendum before an early election? Is it feasible to hold either a referendum or an election before spring of 2020? Certainly it would be difficult to hold two elections before Jan 31, 2020. So it would seem necessary to ask for an extension until May or June. This would leave Corbyn as PM for a very long time indeed from the point of view of Swinson.

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

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sat Oct 12th, 2019 at 04:16:28 PM EST
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