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PostPosted: Mon 04 Sep, 2017 9:06 pm 
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PorFavor wrote:
Willow904 wrote:
Some interesting points in this Brexit article from Faisal Islam: ... e-11019976


So this leaves Theresa May a prisoner not of her Brexit rebels but to Parliamentary arithmetic and the reality of her negotiating hand, and under strong pressure from business interests to sort things out quickly. Her Cabinet allies point out that it is not just Tory MPs who do not want another election but SNP MPs too, they calculate, would fear a further loss of seats, and not vote for an early election as required under the Fixed Term Parliament Act (plans to scrap this appear to have been mysteriously parked).

That was a long one - I admit to skim-reading it - but very interesting. Thanks.

(The first paragraph was a masterpiece!)

Yes, Islam seems to have some actual sources. It was about the most factual and detailed account of what the government are doing and thinking on Brexit that I've read. The warnings from sitting Tory MPs in remain seats was fascinating. I'm surprised I haven't come across that before:

The tin-eared Number 10 operation failed even to believe the calls, weeks before the election, from sitting MPs in places like Reading and Kensington, that they were in trouble because of a clear organised Remain backlash, including from Tory voters. When it came, the answer from CCHQ, late in the day, was to flood the constituencies with leaflets of Theresa May promoting her Brexit plan.

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