Who would replace her?
It's unlikely that Corbyn will get a general election.
So what will happen is Tories will elect a new leader internally as I suspect Sir Graham Brady is quite close to the 48 letters required to trigger a vote of no confidence especially once the vote in parliament fails.
Not a single Tory MP has had the balls to say they would do a better job. So I suspect whoever replaces her will fair no better.
I'll believe it when I see it, we've been on the 'Final Days of May' since, well, May at least.
I called it years ago that I see her as a dictator in waiting, not the flashy military Gadaffi type, but the sort who simply thinks they should be in charge and will wriggle out of, distract and generally refuse to comply with the norms, she wants everything to be a secret from the public, MPs and her pretty much her own party and ideally they don't have a say.
the whole country is divided and nobody will ever be happy with whatever the government puts down on the table. May or no May would not make a difference
The deal is meant to be rejected, it's about forcing a second referendum.
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The EU may not be able to stop us joining EFTA but I see little incentive for Norway/ Switzerland allowing us to join.
If May resigns and the Tory establishment force through Hunt or someone like that it would be electoral suicide.
Money and defense again the EU (Norweigan government aside).
Essentially we'd have to agree to only 1 of 5 judges (by current rights, we'd have 2) and we'd probably have to wrangle a fishing deal with Norway (our primary opponent to joining potentially) but by sheer economic and population size we would strengthen EFTA substantially in their dealings with the EU.
Iceland and Switzerland have had ministers who have basically said they'd love it.
Norway (it's government actually wants EU membership) would be least likely to love it since relative dominance switches to us.
There is however a legal line of thought (no idea if correct) that neither Norway nor the EU could stop us since we were an initial signatory prior to EU membership.
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The whole farce is just a symbol of two and a half years being totally wasted. Every time something bad happened to do with the government (Windrush, rail companies going under, private prisons going under, councils going bankrupt, austerity being found to have been culpable in the deaths of thousands), Theresa and her mates all clamoured to shift our eyes away from the problems and said "oi, look over there, it's Brexit". Now Brexit is falling to pieces too, wth are they gonna fall back on now??