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I agree that it seems likely this is an attempt to bring Tory dissidents to heel. More bluster from Bozzer. However, in the form of a very serious speech on the steps of N° 10.

That could well be a welcome sign that he is floundering somewhat. He can't pull serious speeches on the steps of N° 10 every day. He's using up his ammunition.

The more it becomes apparent to those who are paying attention that Bozzer cannot be taken seriously, the better the chances of him being beaten in an election.

Corbyn is repeating that he welcomes an election, which doesn't surprise me. Other voices in Labour don't seem so eager. Preventing No-deal is what comes first, they say. It's true that going into electoral mode will probably blow up agreement on a cross-party No-deal platform. So let's say that sowing discord among the cross-party plotters is a second hoped-for effect of Bozzer's speech.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 08:41:46 AM EST
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