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What rules does the UK have for caretaker governments?

Does parliament have to wait two weeks to appoint one, or can they appoint one on as soon as May is gone? Because if they are going to do anything other than crash out, they need a PM in some form.

by fjallstrom on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 12:04:38 AM EST
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May remains as PM until she loses a second vote of confidence (to be held within 2 weeks) and then she can call a general election - still as PM. AFAIK there is no constitutional concept of "caretaker PM" in the UK. Obviously if she were to resign as Tory Leader she would stay on as PM until a new Tory leader can be elected PM. You can call her a lame duck if you wish, but she is still the PM.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 01:25:48 AM EST
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Resign, May?
She will be last to leave the sinking ship of Torydom, even as the hull cleaves and the Big Gurgle commences,

Rees-Mogg will be become the new Screaming Lord Sutch of Britpol.  
Bojo by then will go full skinhead and opine the same absurdist ballyhoo as ever in a Sarf Lunnen brogue.

Circled by psychiatrists, Teresa will be staunch to the end in a never-before-seen advanced stage of dementia politicalis, shouting 'Brexit meant Brexit' over the howling winds of nationalism and the numb silence of voters surveying the damage, picking flotsam and jetsam  at low tide.

Hunt and Hammond swan-dove off the poop, Corbyn decided that he could never decide about the EU because that's above his pay grade. He just wants to patch up as many voters as he can and being a man of integrity, he cannot bring himself to support anything less than his own full leadership of HMS WTF. Watching the Debordian spectacle of the Tory debâcle is too distractingly stimulating to worry about the EU much.
Barnier sighs, knowing the national nervous breakdown the U-Kay is experiencing could turn all jilly-jally and spread to other countries in his retirement purview.
He grits his choppers and meditates on the May elections.

(No not that May, wally. The month!)

The yoga breathing sessions with Tusk and Jungker will help with dyspepsia.


'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 10:59:35 AM EST
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"(No not that May, wally. The month!)"

Word is the Council wanted to offer a two month extension to end May but ran into the Parliamentary elections deadline...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 01:15:41 PM EST
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to end May

Or till the end of May.
And the beginning of the Mayn't.
Mayday!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Mar 23rd, 2019 at 07:57:39 PM EST
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"May" is no more.
"Might" has become "Should've".


It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Tue Mar 26th, 2019 at 02:01:14 PM EST
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