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

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Sure and 401 out of 632 MPs represent constituencies which voted for leave. So not sure what point you want to make.

If would be very difficult for MPs to go against the referendum result now unless their constituency was very strongly Remain as in the current climate it would be seen as flouting the democratic will of the people. And that's before you consider that May is unlikely to lift the whip on this one and Corbyn isn't exactly waving the European flag anymore (not that he ever was).
"401 out of 632 MPs represent constituencies which voted for leave. So not sure what point you want to make."
My point is that the Conservative majority is 14 and there were 72 Tory constituencies who voted Remain.

So May has to rely on support by Labour voting with the Government.
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Labour will block the UK’s exit from the European Union if the Government is unable to guarantee access to the single market, Jeremy Corbyn has said.
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BTW, anybody have a theory why May has not yet appointed a deputy Prime Minister? David Cameron also did not.
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