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I am curious about the degree to which this will be interpreted as a referendum on Brexit.

If Johnson wins with a small majority, will he feel the need to have a further referendum? Or is his campaign a clear enough signal that supporting him means supporting Brexit? Presumably it will be harder for Remain MPs in the Conservative Party to sustain their argument after the election.

If Corbyn wins, I would assume that a Brexit referendum would be required, due to his fence-sitting...

by asdf on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 05:50:57 PM EST
If Boris wins, he'll steam ahead with the no deal brexit of his billionaire chum's dreams.

Corbyn will probably revert to being a semi detached member of the customss union which will be voted down at the referendum.

Fence sitting is a loaded term. He didn't create this mess, Cameron did. He didn't wreck May's deal in Parliament, the ERG and Boris did that. It would be his job to take a hopelessly divided country and create a resolution that unites us. He cannot do that without the specific consent of the British public; a referendum got us here, it will take one to get us out.

 He sees himself as the refereee here, favouring neither side. So he'll negotiate a deal in good faith and then put it for approval to the UK public. In good faith. I really don't see what's difficult about that position.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 06:03:40 PM EST
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The difficulty

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Thu Dec 12th, 2019 at 06:25:58 PM EST
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