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A general election wouldn’t sort out this Brexit mess

May’s strategy must be to stand up to the hardline Eurosceptics and hope they blink

By John McTernan  

Photo: Andrew Yates/PA Wire/PA Images

It’s back! Rumours are circulating of an early election, and the wise are getting prepared—not because it will happen, but because assuming it can’t is a recipe for disaster.

There are technical obstacles to an early election, after all we have a fixed term parliament. Simply put that requires the government to lose a confidence vote or win a two-thirds majority for dissolution. The latter was achieved simply last year when Theresa May effectively challenged Jeremy Corbyn to “come and have a go if you think you’re…

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