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Long Brexit extension = GE on May 24th?

Breanainn

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It would appear highly improbable that the House of Commons will approve the Withdrawal Agreement next week, and in that event, Theresa May has stated she would ask the European Council for a lengthy extension, possibly lasting 21 months. With the existential threat of Brexit postponed for a lengthy period, the stasis gripping Irish politics for the last 12 months would be broken, and FF and FG would feel free to plan for a general election at their time of choosing. There would be minimal additional cost to holding a national ballot at the same time as the locals and Europeans, so would both Varadkar and Martin see the 24th of May as the ideal opportunity for a GE?
 


ergo2

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Worth thinking about;
One disadvantage is that three ballot papers would have to be considered and marked. Might be a high percentage of spoiled votes.
 

sic transit

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Sorry I assumed GE here meant British one! For us no. Far too many twists and turns left on the Brexit road to get into an unnecessary election here.
 

ergo2

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Sorry I assumed GE here meant British one! For us no. Far too many twists and turns left on the Brexit road to get into an unnecessary election here.
There may be sufficient developments along the way in this tangled saga to justify FG claiming progress and calling a snap GE.
 


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