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It’s not all over for Boris


WHAT are the chances now of a no-deal election? The commentariat have all but given up on it. But Boris Johnson should take heart from one blog written by a long-term EU watcher. If he is prepared to honour the necessary alliance with the Brexit Party, and Farage likewise (that may mean making clear to Cummings who is the boss), and if he keeps his mojo, he may still prevail as PM and overcome the dastardly, undemocratic, Dark Ages remainers in Parliament.

That, at least, is how I read the case put by the very clever original eurosceptic Richard North* on his website yesterday.

And I know who I would be talking to this weekend if I were the beleaguered PM.

But, and there is a big ‘but’ that North writes almost casually into his script, Boris must ‘concede what amounts to a restraining order in return for a pre-Brexit general election on 15 October, which he will seek on Monday’. Then he may hope ‘despite the less favourable conditions’ that ‘he will be able to win a no-deal mandate with enough time to repeal his current constraints’.

You can read Dr North’s full article here.

*Dr Richard North is co-author, with Christopher Booker, of The Great Deception – the definitive history of the EU – and co-author of two other books on EU-related matters. He has been a journalist and for several years a contributor to Private Eye writing the Muckspreader column. He was previously the research director in the European Parliament for the now-defunct political grouping Europe of Democracies and Diversities, which included the UK Independence Party (UKIP). His latest work is the definitive study on leaving the EU, called Flexcit, available as a free download from his blog.

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Kathy Gyngell
Kathy Gyngell
Kathy is Editor of The Conservative Woman. She is @kathygyngelltcw on GETTR and is back on Twitter.

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