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1. Politics is upside down - some Johnson allies v pleased as what would normally be a massive crisis gives them huge opportunity to finish the business of the referendum in 2016 and get the majority they believe they can win
2. Tory party will have a clearer position on Brexit - so what, if it means some household names are chucked out, it means they can make history by getting us out of the EU and if it means reshaping the Tory party to do it, so be it
3. The hope is they can win convincingly because Labour's position will be less clear - offering referendum on credible Remain or credible Leave - ergo more delay - BUT
4. Some senior Tories, not those who've been kicked out, believe aggressive tactics will repel some voters - they wonder where extra seats will actually come from to get that majority - potential damage from leaving with no deal afterwards might still be politically unforgiveable
5. Labour leadership believes while it's hard to straddle their Leave/Remain constituencies, that they can win, after years of pressure on public services they reckon public ready for their message
6. And while Johnson has cut through as a celeb politician, he can repel, just as he can attract - MP s in both main parties worry that if election becomes a battle between their bases, lib dems hoover up millions in the middle, so we could be heading for another hung parly
7. Huge concerns too over what impact this will all have on keeping the UK togehter, and what opportunities this offers the SNP and those who would like to see a united Ireland
8. Anyway, before this becomes intolerably long thread, suffice to say, there are lots of hoops to jump thro before we even get to what would be an incredible election, with no map on which to predict a likely outcome - blog coming soon! will end here for the night, more tmrw
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