- Only the Prime Minister can extend or revoke Article 50
- Only the PM can decide the date of the next General Election
- Only the Government can dictate the Business of the House
1+2+3 = Boris can ensure the UK leaves the EU on 31st October, Deal or No Deal.
Public opinion could affect his decision. But:
- 410 of 650 constituencies voted to leave
- The extension has cost both the Conservatives and Labour almost half their support, as the EU Elections demonstrated
Political pressure . . .