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As I have said, the PM is supposed to have confidence of Parliament - when a new PM is appointed by the #Queen, the whole point is that it has been shown he or she had confidence of Parl whether via leadership contest or election. 1)
So if the PM does not have the confidence of Parliament, then the #Queen’s position is changed - she can’t just do what he asks her to anymore. If it comes to a decision between PM and Parliament, constitutionally she has to choose Parliament
#BorisJohnson doesn’t have the confidence of Parliament and now he’s trying to force through in what is pretty much a coup. He’s putting the Queen in an untenable position. 3)
Nb if Johnson had the confidence of Parl, he wouldn’t need to talk of suspending it - he could get through what he wanted with vote/votes. Proof in pudding as it were
And now all is in the hands of Parliament. He forced the Queen into a corner - and the q is, are we going to allow a PM to govern without his parliament behind him?
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