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Leaving aside the fact this would be constitutionally improper, it is a strategic mistake by Number 10. If Corbyn holds the line that he will support no other PM designate it presents MPs who oppose no deal with mother choice but to make JC prime minister so as to extend A50.
I’m also not sure as to the strategic or political wisdom of holding an election in the *exact* period where disruption is at its maximum. If I were Johnson and this were Cummings’ advice, I’d wonder what he cared about more. The purest form of Brexit possible or my premiership.
I’d want to fight an election on a parliament trying to thwart Brexit prospectus. Otherwise, what would the election be about, exactly? The domestic issues where the Tories trail Labour?
It could go *horrendously* wrong for Johnson. If the disruption is severe it will be plain to voters he altered the date of the election to prevent them from ameliorating/preventing it. Even some who say they want Brexit at all costs now won’t thank him for it. High, high risk.
And so you think, it must all be a bluff, he can’t really want that. Which returns us to tweet 1. In threatening it at all, he risks making a JC premiership the only game in town for those wanting to stop no deal. This is going to end horribly.
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