I guess my point is that as long as it was called in October, damage seems done. Brexit probably wins. Certainly Johnson & the ERG still seem fairly chipper that they may yet win this battle.
As for exact dates of a GE, as I said I’m only the messenger. This from the BBC tonight, quote: “But if nothing resolved after 14 days, a GE is triggered automatically”. So GE campaigning would start fairly quickly, even if the actual GE was held in November. That would probably lead to Brexit by default. - GL.
That quote in full: "High-risk options - There is a third, extremely high-risk option. If the government was absolutely determined to hold an early election it could, in theory, call a vote of no confidence in itself.
If it chose to do this, MPs would have to decide whether they want the current government to continue.
If such a vote passes, opposition parties would be allowed two weeks to come together to try to form an alternative government. If this happened, Mr Johnson would be expected to resign and a new prime minister could request a further Brexit delay to prevent a no-deal outcome.
But, if nothing is resolved after 14 days, a general election is automatically triggered.
However, this would be a high stakes strategy, as it completely relies on opposition parties failing to form an alternative government."