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They could find Boris in contempt of Parliament and lock him up in the clock tower or other facility that they could designate. That would impede further machinations. And they could pass legislation requiring the consent of Parliament to any prorogation. It would be hard for Boris' government to make credible arguments that this is a violation of custom, as the whole present situation is based on the government's ongoing violation of customs.
First drive a stake through the vampire, then deal with the angry mob. Elections could wait until April. By that time disillusionment would have set in for the average Brexiteer.
"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
The thing is, a majority of the House wants Boris to resign so the Queen can nominate an alternative PM, but a majority of the House may not yet be able to agree on who that alternative PM should be. Asking the Queen to nominate an alternative takes that decision out of their hands and avoids the necessity for rebel conservatives and Lib Dems to voted for Corbyn as PM - something they would very much rather not have to do.
They could then abstain on any votes of no confidence Boris & friends might table in the New PM probably allowing him to survive with a slim majority again not having to vote for Corbyn. MPs must be allowed to preserve their petty hatreds you see, and voting for Corbyn as PM is the kiss of death for any conservative MP (be they ever so rebellious) or the Lib Dems who are trying to set themselves up as the not Corbyn opposition.
Index of Frank's Diaries
Just this evening the common wisdom is reported: "the monarch... is meant to remain above the political fray" unlike a duly, well, elected "government" sworn to secrecy in "dealings" with the monarch. Unless suspect motives of the PM and Privy Council meeting to consult the monarch are detected by paranormal actvities of MPs or journalists, and broadcast "displeasure".
A source quoted by the BBC said "it serves no one's interests" for conversations between the prime minister and the queen to be made public and "it makes it very hard for The Relationship to thrive".
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