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

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They are not resigning, they are not threatening to leave, they have simply announced they will not stand in the next election as Tory party candidates if the party has no deal written into its manifesto. They are stating on a matter of principal that they cannot stand as a representative of a party that disagrees with them on such a fundamental matter. They are doing it at the next election so you will have the choice of whether to vote for a blinkered Brexit fanatic or someone more reasonable.

The ERG have really done a wonderful job of putting the blame for the current mess on remainers when in reality it is their own inflexibility and unwillingness to compromise or indeed support their own party that really lead to May's deal being rejected.
What makes me wonder: They discuss/argue changes of party manifestos now? Are the elections before October 31st?
If not - anything to avoid making the decisions on the table? Priorities, priorities ....

It's possible no-deal-Brexit has taken place before the next elections. Then they will write no deal into their manifesto retroactively?
Yeah, discussing changes of manifestos is definitely time well spent.
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