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Boris is elected Tory leader but cannot win election as PM, .....

I may have misunderstood the point you have made a couple of times about Boris being elected by "The Commons" but, as I understand it, if Boris is selected as one of two by the Tory MPs (from a field currently of about 16) and then chosen as leader from those two by the 120,000 or so ageing party members, he is the PM; there is no separate election of PM. The procedure is described here.

Unless the field is whittled down, this procedure could take several weeks - more wasting time that we don't have.

Boris does then have to select a cabinet and maintain the confidence of the cabinet and his fellow MPs!.

by oldremainmer48 on Mon May 20th, 2019 at 04:08:06 PM EST
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