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The political way forward would seem to be:

  1. Put together asap an agreement on a caretaker, no-deal-avoiding government, along clear lines as to what major policies would be pursued (beyond requesting an A50 extension), whether Corbyn heads it or not

  2. Parliament votes no confidence in Blow-Job.

  3. This might be unprecedented, but the UK is in uncharted territory anyway: Parliament votes confidence in the new candidate government and petitions HRM to call on its leader to replace Bojo.

  4. After the episode of Boris's advice to the Queen to give assent to an illegal act, his credit with the Palace will be next to nil. Advising the Queen once again to flout the wishes of Parliament is simply unlikely to work.

  5. Pfeffle still wants to hang on? Possession may be nine-tenths of the law concerning property, not concerning the holding of a Crown office. In theory (which might become practise) the Queen can fire him on the grounds that Parliament wants him out and has proposed an alternative with a majority.

Agreed, that last point is uncertain and Boris might well try to defy the judicial and legislative branches in the name of the will of the people that he embodies. As I think I've already said a few times, he will need the army on his side if he wants to try that.

Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won't be nothing, Nothing you can measure anymore
L. Cohen
by john_evans (john(dot)evans(dot)et(at)gmail(dot)com) on Tue Sep 24th, 2019 at 05:36:15 PM EST

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