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You know the English psyche better than I, and especially potential Tory voters, but I don't sense any great tactical awareness amongst those I do know. The meme "the EU made me do it" or EU intransigence forced me to call a general election hardly holds much water for De Pfeffle in any case, as his idea of negotiation seems to consist of shouting across the channel.

I can't see many working class Leave voters, especially ex-Labour voters, switching from the Farage to De Pfeffle in any case. A lot depends on how De Pfeffle conducts himself in office, but can a large swathe of the electorate really be convinced he sincerely tried to get a deal?  And if no deal is his pitch, why vote De Pfeffle rather than Farage?

If there is any truth in the meme that a large part of the Leave vote was an anti-establishment, anti austerity, anti immigration vote how can De Pfeffle attract it if he is quintessentially part of the establishment, part of Tory governments which enforced austerity, and doesn't want to set quotas or targets for immigration?

I can see how old Tories might want to vote for him, but everyone else?

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