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Indicative Votes Round 1 tonight – all fell, though Common Market & Second Ref proceed to next round – though that may not happen as May’s dodgy (Withdrawal Only) deal could come back for a third vote – most important political shift in the UKs history can be voted on more than once by everyone but the UK public.
It looks like May’s deal will pass on a third attempt, but this isn’t good news, looks like we’ll end up with a competent nasty billionaire (3 in the running) rather than the incompetent wife of a billionaire…
Oddly both Anna Soubry (Independent Group, former Tory) and even more oddly Ian “Nasty Bully” Blackford (SNP) are right – Anna Soubry clearly believes the second round of indicitive votes must go ahead, and Blackford believes a GE should be called..
Where they are both wrong however is on a) if the first will happen and b) how that will change the parliamentary arithmetic, a GE is unlikely to see any chance of a new government forming an overwhelming majority with enough internal cohesion to actually get a withdrawal agreement agreed or even anything close to an agreement over Brexit, No Brexit etc.
In fact we’re back to square one, in truth, though unofficially it looks like Theresa May’s deal will succeed and indicitive votes will fall by the wayside as irrelevant as they become in that scenario. The truth is the UK’s lack of a written constitution and two-party political system with FPTP voting has been shown up for what it is, only an attempt at democracy, in possibly the first time since before the Magna Carta (possibly the 1700s) the UK’s democracy has well and truly failed beyond all reason.