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

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It was a carrot-stick job so Cameron could cling onto his leadership.
My belief is that he wanted to silence the back bench insurre4ctors once and for all, but it massively backfired.

Just going back...

8 May 2015
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Only once before in recent history has an incumbent government increased its majority - and that was Mrs Thatcher in her prime in the 1980s.

It is also a significant personal victory for Mr Cameron and a rebuff for those in his party who had become increasingly sceptical about his ability to win.


But while it may represent a defeat for those Tories who saw this election as a potential opportunity to rid themselves of David Cameron, he must now govern with a wafer-thin majority.
https://www.bbc.com/news/election-2015-32651603


We now have a PM who only needs to lose one seat, to lose the right of her coalition to govern. One seat! May is in a far worse position than Cameron was at any time in his leadership, yet she's still standing. I watched 4 political commentators last night all say that the rumblings in Parliament are that the Tories can't agree on anyone to replace her.



It's high time the UK had a government that actually governed instead of running scared of back bench sniping. It's utterly pathetic and the entire reason we're in this mess in the first place.
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