The Primeminister seems to have made it known via The Times that if he suffers a defeat in the house on a No Confidence vote – he is considering the option not to resign as PM and call an Election after Brexit date.
I think this is him floating the idea to the masses to see what the reaction is. The other motive is, I think, that he is seeking (free) expert analysis that will doubtless come from someone, somewhere.
It’s an interesting parliamentary scenario – from my reading of parliamentary protocol it would require Black Rod to visit the Queen, enter the room backwards while wearing the Special Blacke Trousers of Doome (last worn in the days of Cromwell) and requesting her, in latin, to dissolve parliament. She solemnly quacks three times and rings a handbelll, a Beefeater will then declare the Tower of Londion as the interim Houses of Parliament, administrated by Lord Duncan Norvelle. Boris Johnson will still live at No 10 but as a private citizen. The United Kingdom will not have an official PM until the General Election’s outcome is known.
Jeremy Corbyn will lose some of his sunny disposition and will make it really clear that he is not happy. Not happy at all.
A part of me thinks that even if the situation is this ridiculous, the British people will vote Conservative again by a small majority.