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My sense is that, given the UK is in uncharted territory constitutionally, all parties involved are free to make novel suggestions. Boris is certainly making full use of this scope. So what is wrong with Parliament voting no confidence in the PM personally, but not following the form set out in the FTPA and being clear they are not voting for a new election? That done they could vote to have the Speaker of the House send a letter to the EU on behalf of Parliament, the UK Sovereign, requesting an extension of the exit date. Meanwhile they could see if they could agree asking the Queen to appoint a new PM or, if they could agree on a candidate, vote confidence in that candidate and then ask the Queen to appoint that person PM. Almost any positive action beats doing nothing.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Sep 30th, 2019 at 08:35:20 PM EST

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