Remainers have been given a devastating blow to their plans of creating a so-called ‘Unity Parliament’ that would pass legislation to block a so-called No Deal Brexit.
The proxy remain Parliament would bypass Boris’ current government and be used to pass legislation that would stop the United Kingdom leaving the EU. The remainer Parliament would involve MPs from across each party that is against Brexit. They would aim to set up their proxy Parliament after securing a vote of No Confidence in Boris’ Government, although, they clearly haven’t thought this through.
As it currently stands, according to the Fixed Term Parliaments Act (2011), the Prime Minister can choose the date of when he would like to hold a general election, this also applies after losing a vote of no confidence. This essentially means Boris could call a general election after the United Kingdom leaves the EU on a highly successful No Deal Brexit, thereby crushing remainer hopes of trapping us in the European Union.
The fact is, if a vote of no confidence is tabled and Boris loses it, he does not have to call an election immediately. Boris is in his right to choose the date of the election to be after we leave the European Union. This means that Boris would be delivering his promise and the promises set out in the Conservative manifesto, which states clearly that the Tories will deliver the wishes of the people; to leave the EU.
The Remainers have also suggested, as I spoke about above, that they would aim to set up their very own Parliament to stop the United Kingdom leaving the EU. The major setback for the Remainers, is that Boris has to advise the Queen on which legislation to give Royal Assent to, therefore, Boris should advise the Queen not to pass remainer-led legislation on stopping Brexit.
Clearly, even if Boris does lose a confidence vote, he will still be Prime Minister and he has every right to choose to hold an election when he sees fit, hopefully after Brexit. Boris, as PM, would still be advising the Queen on which legislation to give Royal Assent, therefore, Boris would be well within his democratic right to block any remainer legislation that inhibits the promises for the UK to leave the EU on a No Deal.