Extending the window from five years to ten would preserve the benefits whilst removing the threat of a legislative “cliff edge”.
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Die-hard Remainers have a clear strategy. The Prime Minister must move swiftly and decisively to defeat it.
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Whether or not May wants an early election is beside the point: recent events illustrate why governments shouldn’t be imprisoned in office.
It flows from the Crown-in-Parliament, so support for it is entirely compatible with advocating Parliamentary sovereignty.
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There is a solid case for the Conservatives not running a candidate against him.
If the former Prime Minister thinks it so important that voters have space to reflect and reconsider, why did he not fight for a less punishing exit mechanism in 2007?
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Ministers were concerned that the Nationalists’ version granted pardons for acts which are still crimes.
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The recent love-bombing campaign has got the Northern Irish Tories worried. The case for a deal is obvious, but so are the risks.
The Nationalists can only hold their activists back and coalition together for so long, but with no surge in support a second independence referendum is a serious risk.
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