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Posted By: Steve Shaw
25-Oct-19 - 03:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
Subject: RE: BS: Brexit #3: A futile gesture?
To those deluded people who think that Labour's brexit policy still isn't crystal clear (which it is), get a load of this, all from stressed-out Tories (and from today's Guardian):

"Even Conservative supporters of Johnson remained baffled on Friday by the prime minister’s sudden U-turn on his Brexit deal earlier in the week, when he decided to pause it rather than allow more time to debate the legislation.

One minister told the Guardian that the views among colleagues was 'No 10 has been churlish', while a backbench MP said the strategy emerging from Downing Street was “very confused' and 'out of control'.

Keith Simpson, Conservative MP for Broadland, described the 'floundering in No 10 as worthy of Baldrick in Blackadder', adding: 'The problem is that circumstances beyond [Boris Johnson’s] control and things he has done has made October 31 almost impossible and I think what he’s decided to do – supported by most, but not all of the cabinet – of trying to have a vote on a general election looks as though it’s part of the people versus parliament but I think it’s quite a risky strategy.'"