1/ I think its a good time to push revoking Article 50. It's the only clean Brexit. One week and the whole sorry mess is over. It's simple, and simplicity is something that many Leavers want. And it promises an immediate economic Remain dividend.
2/ Revoking Article 50 has had a problem of democratic legitimacy, but if a political party, let's say the LibDems, were to stand in an election on the platform of revoking Article 50 then there could be no argument their about backing revocation being undemocratic.
3/ In contrast a #PeoplesVote is messy, time-consuming and has an uncertain outcome. The choice of Leave option to be put to the public would be highly contentious and would result in a debate that would generate controversy and confusion.
4/ My bet is that an electoral pledge to revoke Article 50 would attract the support of most Remainers. But it would also attract the votes of those simply fed up with Brexit, and I think even some Leavers who would be attracted to its simplicity, clarity and certainty.
5/ And of course there is the advantage of the Remain economic dividend, which would allow a party pledging to revoke Article 50 to make more firmly based tax and spending promises than its rivals.
6/ For the LibDems pledging to revoke Article 50 has the added virtue that it is controversial, and would therefore attract media attention putting them centre stage and preventing them being marginalised by the Tory vs Labour contest.
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