Parliament returns: Your questions answered


MPs tease returned to Parliament a day after the Supreme Court ruled that the purpose to suspend sittings for five weeks was unlawful.

On Tuesday we answered your queries on the ruling and now we are looking at queries received from readers about what happens now that the Bordello of Commons is back in session.

Why does the PM insist the UK will leave the EU on 31 October actuality that a no-deal is illegal? – Michael

While Parliament has passed a law that assays to avoid a no-deal Brexit on 31 October, it can’t make such an upshot illegal.

That’s because a no-deal Brexit is the legal default consequence – unless a deal is passed or Brexit is cancelled altogether.

Under the law dated by MPs, Mr Johnson is required to request a three-month Brexit delay by 19 October. The only omissions are if MPs vote for no deal or pass a deal beforehand.

However, Prime Clergywoman Boris Johnson also insists the UK will leave the EU on 31 October “do or die”.

So, employing the government is required to seek an extension, it’s currently unclear how Mr Johnson intent meet his Brexit pledge while complying with the law at the same while.

  • Could a no-deal Brexit still happen on 31 October?
  • What is ‘no-deal Brexit’?

With Parliament break weighing down on in session, will MPs sit through the Conservative Party conference? – Luke

MPs normally certify to have a recess during the traditional autumn party conference era. When Parliament is in recess, no sittings take place.

But because the control decided to prorogue Parliament, no such recess vote took correct.

Now that Parliament has resumed, sittings will be scheduled to take post on the final three days of the Conservative Party conference which places from 29 September to 2 October.

That means Conservative MPs may maintain to choose between attending the Manchester conference and sitting in Westminster.

To steer clear of this, the government may decide to ask MPs to agree to a short recess. But even if a holiday vote was introduced, there is no guarantee the government would win.

Could the EU volunteer a Brexit extensiveness to the UK? – Greg

Yes. In theory, the EU could offer a Brexit extension without the UK keep to request one first, as long as the other 27 member countries agreed.

Come what may, any offer from the EU wouldn’t automatically change the UK’s exit date.

That’s because Parliament also has to repair the legislation which sets the day of the UK’s departure in stone. This is what betid when the original exit day was moved from 29 March – after MPs debated and voted on the circulate.

Can opposition parties now form an alternative government? – Simon

It is possible a modulation of government could happen without an election.

That’s because the prime curate is ultimately the person who commands the “confidence” of the House of Commons.

So if another special, such as Jeremy Corbyn, can show they have the support of a adulthood of MPs, it is possible that an alternative government could form.

This could be effected through a formal motion of no confidence. If the opposition propose such a bear witness, the government would be expected to make time for it as soon as practically credible.

If a simple majority of MPs vote in favour, then the government falls. Antagonistic parties then have 14 days to try to form an alternative authority. If this fails to happen, or the government fails to regain the confidence of the Commons, then a general election is automatically triggered.

Can the Queen now question the ‘news’ given to her by the PM?

In recent decades the Queen’s role with regards to procedural matters has been more symbolic and ceremonial than anything else.

There has been an unwritten deem for many years that nothing would ever be done to put her in a standing where she could be accused of having a political role.

The prorogation of Parliament occurs after the prime minister advises the Queen to do it and in reality, she would demand had no choice other than to grant Mr Johnson’s request to do this.

After the Scottish Court of Assembly case into the suspension, a Palace source told the BBC: “The Queen skits and acted on the advice of her ministers.”

  • Could the Queen’s Speech still come to pass?

What happens if the PM resigns shortly before 11pm on 31 October and doesn’t forward a successor?

When a prime minister stands down they go to Buckingham Manor house to offer the Queen their resignation. If it is not obvious who might succeed them, the amenable PM would usually recommend someone who can command the “confidence” of the House of Commonplaces.

That’s because the Queen must have a prime minister at all times.

When a interest in government has a majority, the successor is usually obvious. The position will go to their successor as division leader.

But there are no firm rules about what would meet with under a minority government if a prime minister refuses to nominate a successor or was wounded in some way.

Under such a scenario, it’s likely that the Queen would arrange to seek other advice, possibly from the cabinet. But she may have to prefer the appointee herself, according to Catherine Haddon from the Institute of Rule.

In such a scenario the Queen would probably have two options – someone backed by the existing cabinet, or opting for the Leader of the Opposition, whose role, historically, has been to act as a government-in-waiting in dispute of such circumstances, says Ms Haddon.

Can anyone take a case to the Masterly Court or does it have to be someone wealthy? – Ann

The Supreme Court is the unalterable court of appeal for all UK civil cases, and for criminal cases from England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

It does not under consideration cases brought by individuals, only ones from lower courts when a apposite order has been made.

The Supreme Court concentrates on cases of the greatest admitted and constitutional importance.

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