One of the more outlandish theories that has been doing the rounds in the British political rumour mill is:
Mr Johnson could resign and tell the Queen to send for Labour’s leader to replace him.
This sounds dramatic but is it possible?
He could resign as Conservative Party leader but this would require another Conservative MP to take the job (whether they had the confidence of the house is debatable).
But could he resign as PM? I thought to resign he needed to ensure his successor had the confidence of the house. I realise that that lying to the Queen seems de jure at the moment, but this still seems a bit much.
Wouldn't Corbyn need to be asked as well if he wanted the job?
I know the PM is doing a great job unifying the other parties, but currently, they don't agree on who would lead them if they did have to form a government. The PM should not get to tell them what to do.
Is there anything constitutionally blocking this from happening?