The Conservative Brexit plan is locked in – Theresa May going won’t change that – Telegraph.co.uk

The Conservative Brexit plan is locked in – Theresa May going won’t change that – Telegraph.co.uk

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No-one is ever going to be able to claim again that election campaigns make no difference to the ultimate result. As I write, it appears the Conservatives will fall just short of the 322 or 321 target for a Commons majority (given that Sinn Fein MPs won’t turn up). What does that mean for Brexit and for the economy?

Well, the first question is: will the Prime Minister change? It’s hard to imagine that if she gets any sort of majority she will resign. No Prime Minister has ever stood for election, then won a majority and immediately stood down. But if she comes at all short of a majority, there will be considerable internal pressure to replace her. She might survive, but obvious alternative candidates presumably include Boris Johnson, Amber Rudd (assuming she holds on to her seat) and David Davis.

David in particular made some comments overnight floating the idea that leaving the Single Market…

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