youngian wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:06 pm
Farage can only exist to oppose. Tactically it'll be good if Farage has the impact to damage Johnson's plans and voting base but thankfully I doubt he has anymore. I doubt many ERG loons will hold out but what's going on with Grieve and the whip-free Tory posse?
I suspect many of the "rebels" want back into the Cool Club and will vote for the deal. Letwin has already said he will support it, and Soames has been loyally retweeting Tory HQ pretty much the day since he was given the boot. The likes of Grieve, however, are too far down the 2nd Referendum path to turn around now.
No doubt the vote on Saturday will be presented to Parliament as "This Deal versus No Deal, DO OR DIE" in an effort to scare the Quiet Lifers on the opposition benches into action. In reality, the Benn Act essentially makes it a choice between Johnson's deal or another extension.
Then again, when did reality play any part in Brexiteer thinking over the course of the past three years?