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Old 30.06.2016, 13:11
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Several commentators, including a couple in this thread, suggested that, canny as he is, this would not be the flight 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.
ditto. he never wanted to leave, he wants to be PM and he's playing it perfectly. whoever is PM now has an impossible mandate where the people want what the country doesnt need and wont (I would say) implement. He has moved from being "the mayor" though up to being the next prime minister in waiting after whoever takes on this bag of shit that will be handling the next few years. boris will take a top job now, Home Sec, Foreign Sec, something like that and will be in prime position to slip into the drivers seat once Gove or May pass the baton, which could easily happen at hte next election if labour do something sensible for once (like get David Miliband back in) and then win in 2020. Boris's time then in 2025.
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