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Old 30.06.2016, 13:04
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Did not see that coming - BJ not running for PM.
Several commentators, including a couple in this thread, suggested that, canny as he is, this would not be the right time for him. He doesn't actually want us to leave the EU, for example, but having spearheaded the leave campaign would have been expected to push in that direction, whereas sitting on the sidelines for now he can let someone take over the unenviable task of leading a government who've publicly committed to honouring the referendum outcome but have no real desire or intention to actually leave the EU.

Quite possibly he may be thinking of pushing for a properly renegotiated EU membership package, which if it succeeds would vindicate the whole leave campaign and put him in a strong position to take all the credit, while if it fails he wouldn't be the one taking the blame. Leave that to the sacrificial lamb in the shape of Michael Gove.
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