Re: The optics don't look good
There is a simple fix - MP's pass a vote of no confidence, take control of the house (again - it's been done already this year), vote to delay leaving (again), ask the EU to delay for an election and go to the people.
The fixed term parliament act states that there is a period after a vote of no confidence where an alternative governement must be formed before a general election is called. The timescales on this are now very tight before parliament is closed.
Does anyone who is better informed than me (or has the time to check) confirm whether parliament now has time to call a vote of no confidence, hold it, form a unity government, and pass primary legislation, before parliament is due to end? Would sucha government have authority to extend parliament until the job is done?