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Of course the diary above is only one possible scenario amongst many, but it has come to be my mainstream expectation. I have avoided describing many others as it is long enough as it is.

But I have also re-read it many times to try and discover what is the least likely twist to the tale: where is it most likely to go wrong with the result that the outcome could be very different.

On reflection, the most likely flaw in my story is that Parliament will simply fail to get its act together. It may vote no confidence in Boris but fail to vote confidence in anyone else to form a government resulting in a no deal Brexit happening by default and a subsequent general election victory for Boris.

One should not underestimate the importance of fierce rivalries, petty jealousies, personal dislikes, ideological objections, and sheer cussed incompetence in shaping major events. Wars have been caused by less.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Sep 18th, 2019 at 10:28:01 AM EST

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