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Old 14.03.2019, 13:15
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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The main political parties are completely splintered.
I beg to differ. It's the Conservatives that are the closest to being 'splintered'.

There's a great little feature on this link, https://news.sky.com/story/revealed-...voted-11664245 where you can search for who voted what, and by hitting the arrows in each tab, you can list by how MPs voted in each of these three votes:

1. Supported May's deal in Jan.
2. Supported May's deal in March.
3. Rejected no deal Brexit.

39 MPs voted 1.No 2.Yes 3.No
All 39 Conservative.

14 MPs voted 1.Yes 2.Yes 3.Yes
12 Conservative
2 Independent.
With this small group, it's pretty safe to assume that they want May's deal as the absolute minimum.

81 voted 1.No 2.No 3.No
69 Conservative
10 DUP
2 Labour

303 voted 1.No 2.No 3.Yes
231 Labour
35 SNP
11 Lib Dem
11 TIG
5 Conservative
5 Independent
4 Plaid Cymru
1 Green

This is the voting pattern that shows the most unity within individual parties, and the most consistency of thought / intention.

Almost to a man, this group are united and resolute. Problem is, it means that May will continue concentrate all her efforts in getting agreement from the ERG and DUP to get her deal over the line. They are the self appointed 'king makers'. I believe all her talk of cross party consultations is utter guff. She simply has nothing to gain from it.
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