It is hard to know what the next few months will bring, given that Theresa is resigning in a fortnight and then will remain in No 10 until the process of securing her successor is concluded which will happen just as Parliament is due to enter into its 10 week recess period so with a short entry level approach in the first couple of weeks of September the first period that Parliament will really get to grips with what is happening is mid October when our nation will be facing the last two weeks of our deadline for the EU. Clearly one very credible approach would in the light of the work that needs doing, be for the recess to be brought forward to the 7th June and run until the end of July. At that point the new Parliamentary year and the new Prime Minister will be able to begin work. The cancellation of annual party conferences is a clear need so that Parliament would be able to work throughout August, September and October to come up with a solution for the European Union relationship.
As an additional aspect of this while the Conservative Party is focusing on which MP to vote for as the leader of the party, the nation could be given the chance to vote for the various elements that lie behind both the Brexit options and the EU reform options with a final vote that determines which of the two extremes we would like to see happen so that when the reformed Government arrives in August, that they would have some very clear outlines from the public. As the image above shows some of the constituents in Chichester are very far from convinced that we need to leave the EU and so Gillian Keegan needs to spend time listening to those who are opposed to our departure, 12,399 of whom signed the A50 revocation petition. There will be many other constituencies that will be equally concerned about our departure. Listening to people in our nation will strengthen the position of the new Prime Minister in their discussions with the EU. Of course once all that has happened and we get to the beginning of November the plan for the Spring 2020 General Election could be set out!