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Phillip Lee quits Tories, leaving government without a majority - Guardian
Former minister defects to Lib Dems, accusing Boris Johnson of pursuing a `damaging Brexit'
Boris Johnson has seen his one-vote Commons majority vanish before his eyes, as a statement by the prime minister to parliament was undermined by the very public defection of the Conservative MP Phillip Lee to the Liberal Democrats.

The stunt, in which the pro-remain Bracknell MP walked across the chamber to the Lib Dem benches flanked by two of his new colleagues, happened as Johnson updated the Commons on last month's G7 summit, a statement devoted mainly to Brexit.
MPs will vote on Tuesday evening on whether to take control of the order paper to allow the passage of the bill. Johnson has promised to seek a general election if they do so.

Calling Boris's bluff.

Should Parliament pass a proposed bill requiring that the Government request a delay if there is no agreed withdrawal plan by Oct 15 this could scupper Boris's plans. It could force him to resign by October 15. If not there would be a clear constitutional crisis. My question is: Given such a law and no deal by Oct 15 would the EU be justified in extending the date regardless of the actions of the PM. Who is sovereign - the PM or Parliament?

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

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Sep 3rd, 2019 at 04:53:10 PM EST

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