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UK Brexit aftermath/repercussions

Indian Summer

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There is currently some confusion as to whether a no-deal Brexit can be stopped because BoJo the Clown could drag his feet with calling a general election if his government loses a vote of no confidence. (Apparently, they have 14 days to try to gain confidence again, and after that there has to be 25 working days before a general election, and at the moment parliament is in recess, so nothing is happening until September anyway.)

I'm curious, assuming this actually happens, if the EU could just pretend that everything is pretty much as before until a new UK government has been elected. Because of purdah rules, the BoJo government is prevented from making any big changes while a general election is underway, so they probably wouldn't be able to sign any comprehensive trade deals with the US, for example. Once a new, presumably more EU-friendly government is elected, they could agree not to make any changes to anything affecting the relationship while negotiating a super-tight future relationship, so in effect a softie-soft Brexit. Or they could perhaps even agree that they'll hold a second referendum on whether to rejoin the EU.
 

Indian Summer

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A government of national unity doesn't sound a very likely outcome to me, given how afraid everyone is for Corbyn, and Labour's opposition to having anyone else as PM, but I could be wrong. Maybe the "taking control of the timetable and instructing the PM to seek another extension" sounds the most likely to me, given that Parliament has already once before taken control of the timetable and also that the UK has already had one extension.
 
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