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Has or has not a VNC occurred in the UK. BoJo lost his first major vote on Sept. 3. He has now announced a call for a new vote for an election on Sept. 9. Should that pass and were Parliament to be dissolved on Sept 10. there is no way Parliament could act to select a new PM until they reconvened on October 14, unless they did it on September 9, before being prorogued.

Parliament is to be prorogued from Sept. 10 to October 14. Does the PM have discretion on when to start the prorogation? Would changing the date require royal assent? Would Parliament then have 14 days after October 14 to find a new PM? If so, both assuming that process failed and that the 14 days included weekends, the earliest an election could be called would be on the 28th or 29th of October and the actual election date, at the earliest by law, would be in another 25 days - November 23, a Saturday, at the earliest.

So, when Parliament reconvenes on October 14 the first order of business should be ensuring that either an agreement for withdrawal is signed or that the Article 10 letter is revoked. It is hard to imagine that any but Brexiteers would entrust these actions to BoJo, given his history of duplicity. So it will either be allow BoJo to run out the clock or replace him. If not by October 14 then certainly by October 24th minds of Parliamentarians should be quite concentrated.


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

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 09:14:35 PM EST

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