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Boris has left himself very little wriggle room by saying he "would rather die in a ditch, than ask for a further A.50 extension".

So now all Labour have to do, following on the passing of Act mandating the PM ask for an A.50 extension if he hasn't negotiated a deal approved by Parliament by October 19th., is wait for October 19th. and wait for Boris to die in a ditch of his own making.

If he can't get a deal, and he can't call a general election (which the Commons doesn't want), his only options are to ask fr an A.50 extension, and basically destroy himself and the Tory party (The Brexit Party will make hay) or resign.

If he resigns, who does the Queen ask to form the next government? There is no deputy Tory Party Leader and no time to elect a new Tory leader. The only person with anything even close to resembling a majority is Corbyn.

He can govern, as set out in my Diary with, or without help from cabinet Ministers from other parties or none.

And all he has to do is apply for and get the A.50 extension and put together the legislation and the options for a second referendum, in the mean time going through the motions of negotiating better deals for leaving or remaining in the EU.

What other person could the Queen ask to be PM?

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Sep 5th, 2019 at 11:14:17 PM EST
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