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Constitutional experts weigh in on the question:

"Short answer: the Queen could dismiss Boris Johnson if he lost a vote of no confidence and refused to resign," said Robert Hazell, professor of government and constitution at University College London.

"But she would only do so if the House of Commons indicated clearly who should be appointed as prime minister in his place."

Under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011 there is 14-day window after a vote of no confidence in which to find an alternative government capable of securing the confidence of the Commons. Any election would be held 25 working days after the dissolution of parliament.



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 Wed Aug 7th, 2019 at 06:54:07 PM EST
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This evening I briefly listened to a Cambridge professor on the same subject.

Constitutional crisis for the Queen? PM appointed by the Queen on the condition the candidate has a majority support in the Commons.

After summer recess, need the no-confidence vote to start the 14 day period. Boris Johnson could set the election date after the 31st of October ... no-deal Brexit would be inevitable. In case another majority government can be formed, a new PM would be appointed by the Queen. This requires for him to set a date for the election. He could choose a date beyond the 25 working days, but yet before the 31st of October. To call an earlier election, he needs at least 66% of MPs to agree to it.

I think that's how I understood what he was telling the BBC viewers.

Could there be an early general election?


Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 at 09:35:25 PM EST
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New rebel bid to halt no-deal Brexit amid fury at PM's enforcer

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.
by Oui on Wed Aug 7th, 2019 at 10:00:49 PM EST
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What if the Queen dies (she is 93, after all). Does Charles immediately get the power to fire Johnson, or is there some delay?
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 07:52:00 AM EST
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He is King immediately

"The Queen is dead. Long live the King"

However, it's extremely unlikely he'd do anything to rock the boat immediately. I think he's a more overt religionist that Liz and so will babble and dabble in faith

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Thu Aug 8th, 2019 at 06:01:04 PM EST
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What a wonderful constitutional crisis the UK would have!

#dedQueen

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 9th, 2019 at 08:50:10 AM EST
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Problem is that while the UK is busy having its constitutional crisis, Article 50 will already have taken effect.
by asdf on Fri Aug 9th, 2019 at 03:50:19 PM EST
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