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Sat May 25, 2019, 07:16 AM

Now it's a fight to the finish between a no-deal Brexit and remain

The result is that those who fear the chaos that would be unleashed by a no-deal crash out of the EU might come to feel an unexpected nostalgia for May and her hapless but dogged efforts. Given what, and who, are likely to follow, we might look back wistfully at a prime minister who at least sought to smooth our departure from the bloc of our closest trading partners and neighbours. To picture Boris Johnson in No 10 is to realise: we may miss her when she’s gone.

For the prospect now is that May’s abject failure to pass her withdrawal deal has discredited the very idea of such an agreement. That effect is due to be cemented when the results of the European elections are tallied this weekend. Even if Nigel Farage’s Brexit party doesn’t match its sky-high expectations – and turnout figures do look healthier in remain areas – Farage’s expected trouncing of the Tories among leave voters has already persuaded, or panicked, plenty of Conservative MPs towards the view that the only Brexit that will fly electorally is one of the “clean break” variety. Hence the stampede to Johnson, in the hope that he can match Farage in championing a populist, pure brand of Brexit.


[link:https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/24/no-deal-remain-theresa-may-brexit-party-compromise-brexit|

At this point, time to apply for an Irish passport....

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Reply Now it's a fight to the finish between a no-deal Brexit and remain (Original post)
Soph0571 May 2019 OP
beachbum bob May 2019 #1
mitch96 May 2019 #3
beachbum bob May 2019 #4
hlthe2b May 2019 #2

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 07:39 AM

1. we can safely say that Putin is enjoying seeing all of this. No good outcome is going to

 

happen with this Brexit mess

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #1)

Sat May 25, 2019, 02:34 PM

3. I would not be surprised if he did not have a big hand mucking up the brexit

I feel sorry for the UK with all this shit going on.. I must admit I don't understand most of it and a lot seems to hinge on the hard/soft border in Ireland...
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Response to mitch96 (Reply #3)

Sat May 25, 2019, 02:40 PM

4. I tend to agree, the same manipulation in the runup to the Brexit vote

 

as we saw with 2016 election....many common players starting with Steve Bannon..

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Sat May 25, 2019, 08:15 AM

2. As non-Brit watching this I am beyond baffled that (like 40% of US re: Trump), the Brits are being

manipulated into self-destruction. If Brexit doesn't destroy their economy, will it not reignite the "troubles" with Northern Ireland? I just can't imagine how it can not. I have to likewise wonder how compliant Scotland will remain this time around...?

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