[Ed. – That’s if Parliament votes no confidence and wants to install a caretaker government. Johnson is determined to see it out and ensure Brexit happens on 31 October. Not sure of all the ins and outs in the British system, but presumably at some point — if he did stick it out, if the Queen did NOT fire him, and if he executed Brexit on schedule — there’d be a meaningful high court ruling on some aspect of that whole drama. Of course, this is all based on information said to be from his circle of close advisers. Johnson hasn’t made a statement to this effect. Amazing that the three governments most significant to the fate of the West at this moment — in Washington, London, and Jerusalem — are under such attacks from internal factions.]
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is prepared to challenge Queen Elizabeth II to dismiss him rather than resign as he attempts to push through Brexit by the Oct. 31 deadline, the Sunday Times reported, citing senior aides.
Johnson would not step aside if his Brexit proposals were rejected by the European Union, and even if members of the U.K. Parliament declare no confidence in his government and agree to a caretaker prime minister to replace him, according to the report.
Failure to reach a deal would set the U.K. on a course for constitutional showdown with few precedents …