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The only way the House of Commons can avoid this scenario would be to vote confidence in Corbyn and ask the Queen to to demand Boris' resignation and appoint Corbyn PM.

Assuming that the Supreme Court decides the prorogation is illegal I could well imagine that Commons would vote confidence in Corbyn for an interim government. First, it might be wise to pass a law requiring that Parliament consent to future prorogations, lest Boris immediately again progogue Parliament. Even in that circumstance I could see Bercow refusing prorogation and sending a committee to the Queen seeking Corbyn's appointment. What do you think of the liklihood of these developments?

BTW, does Parliament have a jail to which they could send a dismissed PM who has been found in contempt? Would the Tower do? Or would the Supreme Court be in charge of this action> If Boris wants to go back to the spirit of the first half of the 16th Century regarding the Constitution why should he not be subject to punishments appropriate to that age? Cutting of his head would certainly add an exclamation mark to the end of this particularly grotesque legal time travel experiment.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Wed Sep 18th, 2019 at 03:28:09 AM EST

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