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Yes, that is what it says. But what happens if the PM simply does not act according to what the law requires? Usually this is not an issue -- a domestic political action never depends on a timeline that can't just be extended or ignored by the same political body that made that deadline. But in this case, it's an EU deadline which the HoC cannot unilaterally change.

The PM might get into all kinds of trouble and cause all sorts of legal ruckus should he refuse to act in accordance with the law, but that would not change the fact that the EU deadline had passed and no-deal had been secured.

by Zwackus on Fri Sep 6th, 2019 at 04:20:37 AM EST
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That would seem like a perfect opportunity for a formal vote of no confidence, with Corbyn promising to do what Parliament has ordered.

If also we promises a people's vote, he should take a page from NZ's book, and legislate the outcomes. Its easy enough to do, and it gives the public clarity on what they're voting for.

by IdiotSavant on Fri Sep 6th, 2019 at 04:54:02 AM EST
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