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I'm not sure that an unelected Rees-Mogg as PM is going to last long enough to figure out where the nuke button is.
by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Mon Jan 29th, 2018 at 07:55:47 PM EST
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He's an elected MP, if the Tory party makes him leader, he's PM.

You can argue about the lack of legitimacy, but there's nothing to say they can't. Unless the DUP say that their deal was with Theresa and back out, but I can't see why they would.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Jan 29th, 2018 at 09:21:39 PM EST
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There's plenty of historical precedent for unelected PM's.  Winston Churchill, anyone? (First time around). (Also Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, 1963, who wasn't even a member of the House of Commons at the time).

And my guess is the DUP quite like Rees-Smogg.  He's their sort of guy (even if he is a Catholic). It would show people they aren't really bigoted. Just delusional.

In any case pressing the nuke button is much easier than conducting a complex negotiation. You just have to wait until March 2019 without agreeing a substantive deal or you can even leave immediately, by concluding a cursory agreement to do so with the Council (and EU Parliament), if you want, and there is probably not much anyone in the UK can do about it, unless Parliament can vote no confidence in you beforehand...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Tue Jan 30th, 2018 at 12:44:54 AM EST
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