The problem for months has been: if you oust Johnson through a VONC, who could lead an alternative government?
First of all, what are the positions of the main protagonists?
Beyond that Labour has said it wants a General Election, although now sounds more like it favours a second referendum.
Beyond that it's Revoke, People's Vote or - reluctantly - a GE
Beyond that they'd favour a GE (to oust the remaining Tory MPs in Scotland) and could live with a People's Vote or Revoke
Beyond that we don't know what they'd really want - do they think there's a route back for them into the Tories? Or do they actually just want a Brexit Deal?
CORBYN as interim PM?
Labour in favour
SNP in the middle
Lib Dems, ex-Tories opposed
Some players get what they want NOW, others get it LATER
For example you go for an interim PM for a very limited time period (Lib Dems, ex-Tories get what they want), and then Labour gets what it wants after (a GE)
If Labour favours a People's Vote rather than a GE, your caretaker government needs to survive until summer 2020
The obvious option here would be that a People's Vote would be the compromise aim (possibly with a General Election thereafter) - and then the tactics to try to get there are less central
Corbyn at the moment thinks he wants his chance to be PM. It might be his only chance.
But at the moment the role is poisoned by Brexit - he cannot deliver the fair UK he wants.
Here the promise might be:
- interim Prime Minister now
- People's Vote
- General Election
Here Corbyn would have the *chance* to shape Britain *after* Brexit was done or overturned
- Reversal of pros and cons
- Combined options
right, all players can win something here!