The scores on the doors are in. If you add up the parties who clearly want to leave (Brexit & UKIP) and those who want to remain (Lib Dem, Green, Change UK – the nationalist parties are a bit more complicated), it’s a draw (maybe a small remain lead).
The truth is we are back to where we started in 2016. Except The Tories and Labour are battered, bruised and exhausted.
There is no real chance of a ‘renegotiation’. By the time we have a new Prime Minister, 31st October will be round the corner. The Tories have to fish in the pool of The Brexit Party to win the next election and, I suspect, the DUP would accept No Deal. Forcing a general election or even another ‘People’s Vote’ seems unlikely, repealing Article 50 nigh on impossible. Labour hasn’t much choice other than appeal to remainers.
In the meantime, Nigel Farage has a nice stipend and an expense account to plunder (he’s one of the top ten expense claimers in the European Parliament). His face will be everywhere (beware Question Time).
There is a lot more bollocks to come, lots more business uncertainty, lots more question marks over the economy, lots more unpleasantness over immigrants and lots more climate change.
It’s all very depressing. At least Mr Yaxley-Lennon lost his deposit.