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Posted By: Steve Shaw
22-Oct-19 - 07:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
He can't go back to the electorate unless MPs let him, with a two-thirds majority. He could try an amendment to get him round the Cameron act, but that might be seen as just another of his little games. The flip side of that is that the opposition are under some pressure to allow an election.

So let's suppose he can wheedle his way to an election. Well I can't see that happening before Christmas, as schools are widely used as polling stations and it would be difficult to disrupt schools just as they're putting on their Christmas activities. An election in the post-Christmas gloom and doom, in the short, cold wet days of January, would be a massive vote-loser, let alone that Christmas would disrupt any election campaign. So it would likely be a spring election. By then, the Tories would have ripped themselves to bits in a vain attempt to stave off the Brexit Party.

I'm dreaming, of course. But in any case I simply can't see Johnson getting an overall majority. Another hung parliament would be my best guess, and we'd be down to who had the largest number of MPs. I've been saying for a couple of years that I can't see brexit happening and I'm sticking to that. Or am I just dreaming again...