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Old 2nd Sep 2019, 17:01
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Curious Pax
 
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Originally Posted by ORAC View Post
If an election takes place place on the 24th and there is no majority, the incumbent remains PM until they can advise ER on a replacement - after the election on 7th June 2015, Tony Blair remained in post and did not resign as PM until 28th June.
That would have been Gordon Brown in 2010....

Don’t forget that the 3 week delay in Brown resigning was due to the discussions the Liberals were having with Labour and the Tories (mostly the latter) over the terms of a coalition. In this case assuming the DUP/Tories/Brexit Party couldn’t form a majority between them I would guess the Libs/Labour/SNP etc would agree a coalition deal in record time, so Boris would be obliged to visit the Palace for his P45 as soon as that was done.

I suspect that by the end of the week it will be fairly clear whether stopping Brexit has any remaining chance, apart from Boris himself deciding maybe Oct 31st isn’t such a good idea after all.

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