December 12th, 2018

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Conservative Leadership Challenge. What might happen next?

Possibility 1: Theresa May wins the vote of No Confidence. Nothing really changes in this case. She still has a Withdrawal Agreement she can't get through parliament.

Possibility 2a: She loses the vote of No Confidence, and the Conservatives replace her with someone more anti-EU than her, who goes for No Deal. Which splits the Conservative Party, triggering a new General Election. The victor quite possibly beats George Canning's record for shortest tenure of Prime Minister (119 days).

Possibility 2b: She loses the vote of No Confidence, and the Conservatives replace her with someone less anti-EU. Which almost certainly leads to a second referendum.

When was the last week of politics as exciting as this?



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Interesting Links for 12-12-2018

Patricio Manuel: First transgender pro boxer in US wins on debut
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How people would feel if the government cancelled Brexit & Britain stayed in the EU?
43% happy, 38% unhappy, 19% don't care/don't know/other.
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Tory Brexiters demand new leadership vote insisting ‘the will of the MPs’ has changed since 2016
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