- Sep 5, 2017
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What do they do - set up one less chair than the number of candidates then play music?The leadership race rules are out for the next Conservative leader, who will automatically be PM next week
Yes, that's right, next week. They are doing this that fast. The vote will be October 28th. Candidates literally have this weekend to gear up and run and that's it. Aslo to be nominated you must have signatures of unique support from 100 current Conservative MPs (ie. MPs can't support more than one candidate). Right now the Conservatives have 356 MPs in Parliament, meaning the maximum possible number of candidates is three, though some are saying getting even two to cross that 100 line will be difficult as there's so many splintered factions and some candidates have only around 80-90 possible MPs to support them.
Either way, this is get some popcorn material for the next seven days. It's going to be bloody.
Dissolve parliament and force an election is probably an option, but I'm not fully up on the exercise of reserve power in a Constitutional Monarchy. Labour is the official opposition but even if you add up all the other seats, they don't come close to the Conservatives, so no other party can claim they 'enjoy the confidence of the House.Watch Charles has to step up the plate and either dissolve parliament or appoint a PM.
They are starting to look like some banana republic.