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Boris is killing the Conservative Party anyway. The further he wades into lies and skulduggery, the more centrist/Remainer Conservatives will withdraw support, to which his response, we have seen, is to unleash a Cummings purge on them - or probably, like Amber Rudd, they will resign the whip themselves. The further the Tories loyal to him follow him into ultra-right national-populism (isn't fascism a shorter term for the same thing?), the more they will resemble the BXP. Warning: watch what happened to the French historic conservatives when they were led further right (by Sarkozy, more recently by Wauquiez) in an attempt to fish in the Front National's waters. Shrinking importance, loss of relevance and governmental status, blitzed in elections. Voters prefer the real thing to the ersatz.

As for your other questions, my crystal ball just conked out. I think, however, it would be normal that there be discussions with a view to forming a government, before the Queen received advice as to whom to appoint PM. Corbyn would naturally be in a position of force in any such negotiations.

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 Sun Sep 8th, 2019 at 11:43:24 AM EST
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