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EU responses since Article 50 was triggered make it absolutely clear that Theresa May can’t have a Hard Brexit to satisfy UKIP and the Bigot Vote as well as single market access, keeping the customs union and a whole lot of other things vital to the UK economy.

NB I am not saying *all* Leave voters = Bigots. I have had enough discussions with those whose Referendum vote I disagree with but can respect as thoughtful people holding a considered view. Just so we're clear on that.

Big business was firmly for staying in the EU. They will not stand for the loss of the UK's financial sector, free movement for key staff etc and they are the Tory Party's paymasters. Do not forget this.

If Theresa May wants to keep them happy, her current majority is far too small and vulnerable to Hard Brexit die-hards in the parliamentary Tory Party & selfish chancers like Boris, David Davis et al troublemaking for their own short term, personal gain.

Oh, and let's not forget those 30 seats where Tory election spending illegalities could trigger by-elections and wipe out that majority.

An election now offers May the chance of getting a significantly increased majority by hoovering up the Bigot Vote before Brexit price rises and job losses etc really start to bite.

As well as by benefitting from the current perception/media portrayal that Labour couldn’t win an arse-kicking contest with a one-legged man, with UKIP still a shambles & other parties starting from a point of having so few MPs - other than the SNP who can't expand beyond Scotland.

If May gets an increased Tory majority, she can ram through a Brexit to satisfy the City & Big Business before Bigot Voters realise their dreams of Empire 2.0, closed borders and cultural purity etc simply won’t happen - and there'll be sod all they can do about it.

With the added Tory Idealogue bonus of gaining the unfettered ability to now shaft the NHS, see themselves and their pals get rich off education & health care for profit, and to make hay with exploitative labour laws, tax breaks for the super-rich etc. etc.
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posted by [personal profile] arkessian at 09:56am on 19/04/2017
So you're more optimistic than I am, then...
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posted by [personal profile] jemck at 10:41am on 19/04/2017
it's a nightmare, isn't it?
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posted by [personal profile] arkessian at 10:46am on 19/04/2017
Just when you think things can't get worse... they do. About the only bright spot I can see is that this must be curtains for Corbyn. Surely. And the kiss of death for Boris's ambitions, if we're really lucky.
Edited Date: 2017-04-19 10:48 am (UTC)
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posted by [personal profile] jemck at 11:02am on 19/04/2017
yes, there are a few things we can hope for on the plus side - but as cold comfort goes, they're positively arctic.

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