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Saw a suggestion earlier this week that the way out is to have NI vote on the backstop
in the expectation that a majority in NI would vote to keep the customs union and deal with a soft border in the Irish Sea.
Parliament would then pass the May WA without the backstop.
The NI part would be justified by the GFA saying change of status has to be put to the people of Northern Ireland, and the customs union would pass on the votes of Nationalists and that part of the Unionist electorate that has day to day cross border dealings like farmers.
Don't know how plausible that is.
There's no renegotiation with the EU in the offing unless Johnson suddenly rips up all of May's "red lines". He's not going to do that; he's going to impose more.
When he fetches up in Brussels with that notion, he'll be roundly told to do one.
There's not going to be another extension.
Johnson won't revoke A50.
Parliament has no options left to prevent no deal.
We're going out on 31 October.
Enjoy the summer, and use it wisely.
Itís No deal or Remain.
I hope for the latter but fear the former might be the only potential way for this country to pull its self together and learn some valuable lessons. It would of course be a very painful process and might break things beyond repair. British civil war a worst case scenario?
I think if these two choices go back to the people we Remain, but my hopes are fading again on that front. And of course whatever happens someone is going to cry betrayal.
The future of the Conservative and Hooray Party depends on it, they think.
They are doomed either way, to be honest.
Are we leaving or not?
What say you?
Of all the Tory MP's who said they'd resign the whip if Johnson became PM... How many do you think will have the minerals to go through with it?