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If Boris lost a confidence vote and could not win one within 14 days, he would not be in a position to continue as PM. Attempting to continue would rightly be seen as a coup. He would have to resign and be replaced by someone else that might command a majority: a coalition government, a national unity government...

Logically that would lead to a general election, but also in all likelihood to a request for an A50 extension. Which the EU (even Macron) has already said could be granted in the case of an election or a referendum.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen

by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Fri Aug 2nd, 2019 at 07:44:55 PM EST
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