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I think here that TWBJ and Varadker have decided to take advantage of the DUP's strategic mistake about the Irish Se border and seize a victory (of sorts) from the jaws of defeat.

TWBJ had boxed himself in between a cast iron declaration that we will leave the EU and the various legal realities preventing it. Foster inadvertantly gave him a way out and he's taking it. I imagine that he wil be able to present the deal to the Commons as a choice between a deal and the continuation of chaos.

In order to get it to pass, TWBJ will require the votes of many Labour politicians to make up for the lack of DUP support as well as all the people he sacked and most of the ERG. So, all sorts of sweeteners and concessions will robably be thrown in. It may never be admitted but he may even consult Corbyn about what might work.

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.

But it isn't a victory for the tories. Their end has already begun, their civil war will continue. Cameron thought he could settle the Cold war, but he was an idiot. It's a hot war now and will be untill they are destroyed.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Oct 11th, 2019 at 01:34:31 PM EST
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