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Old 02-19-2019, 06:32 AM
Wrenching Spanners is offline
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Originally Posted by Stanislaus View Post
We're essentially in a big game of chicken.
Stanislaus has pretty much nailed it. My personal summarisation of the political commentary Iíve read is that May is delaying a decisive vote for as long as possible in order to force MPís to choose between her Brexit plan and a no-deal Brexit. Sheís trying to force a vote against a no-deal Brexit where the only other choice is her deal. Laura Kuenssberg had a pretty good write-up of the delaying tactic.

The question is whether May will hold her nerve. If she gets more scared of a no-deal Brexit than parliament, then her only option is to ask the EU for a delay. And then you have to wander what the EU will demand in exchange for a delay.