Court clears way for Commons to seize control from Boris Johnson

Court clears way for Commons to seize control from Boris Johnson, by Jacquelin Magnay.

After the dramatic legal loss, Mr Johnson might now try and call for a fresh general election, which would require a two-thirds parliamentary support. …

The leaders of all opposition parties immediately called for Mr Johnson’s resignation. …

The ruling means that the British parliament has seized back control — from the Queen and Boris Johnson’s government — and will reconvene immed­iately. …

Crash through or crash

Opposition parties appear reluctant to call for an immediate vote of no confidence in Mr Johnson’s government because they don’t want to trigger a general election.

Instead they are trying to legislate a hamstrung minority prime minister into carrying out processes to which he is vehemently opposed.

Mr Corbyn said he didn’t want an election until after the threat of a no-deal Brexit had passed. …

Mr Corbyn then laid out his Labour government plans, including calling for another Brexit referendum within six months of taking office. …

In addition, Mr Corbyn said a Labour government would nationalise the rail, mail, water and national grid, and provide free education for everyone throughout life, including scrapping university tuition fees and providing free child care. Earlier the Labour conference had agreed it would abolish private schools and have no official position on Brexit, apart from committing to a second referendum.

Wow. Talk about having your cake and eating it too. The remainers own Parliament, call for the PM to resign, but refuse to face an election, despite having called for one incessantly for months beforehand.