Meg Russell and Robert Hazell conclude the answer is 'no', but that MPs will need to be organised and determined if they want to prevent a 'no deal'
Read it here: constitution-unit.com/2019/08/08/can…
It addresses claims Johnson could ignore parliament, refusing to go if there's a vote of no confidence, or forcing a no deal Brexit during a general election campaign
This scrutiny gap is feeding increasingly wild claims on both sides
They need to do this to be sure of avoiding a no deal
The GNU could be explicitly short-term, committed to dissolving itself after the extension was agreed
If Johnson refused to go in these circumstances, she could sack him. The PM’s authority as her principal adviser rests on him enjoying the Commons' confidence
Our political constitution rests on key actors respecting the rules and conventions
If the government starts tearing up the rules, the risk is parliament could do the same.
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