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Is there actually enough time to have another election? Or another referendum?

Looking around at various timeline discussions (AKA "Internet Research"), it seems not. It doesn't even seem like there is time to change the electoral rules so that the election could be held earlier.

by asdf on Wed Jan 16th, 2019 at 03:02:28 PM EST
There isn't enough time for a referendum before the end of March.

But if I recall correctly, an election can be called with 25 working days' notice.

So if it were called, say, this evening, that would be just about enough time ... it could be held any time after 21 February. Which would give three whole weeks before the EU summit scheduled for 21 / 22 March, during which the winner (if any) would have to form a new government and pass whatever legislation is required to either :

  • submit to the May/Juncker exit agreement;
  • revoke Article 50 and stay in;
  • plead for an extension to organise a new referendum, and/or negotiate a whole new deal.


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Jan 16th, 2019 at 03:32:54 PM EST
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Ah no, the earliest possible date for a general election is apparently 7 March.

So a new government would have about 10 days.

Doable.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Wed Jan 16th, 2019 at 04:09:10 PM EST
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... this is on the assumption that May loses the confidence vote tonight, and doesn't regain it after the two-week grace period. My timetable above would require a two-thirds majority tonight to dissolve parliament, which isn't doable.


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Wed Jan 16th, 2019 at 04:11:15 PM EST
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