So. As I slowly reach almost human after enough coffee I am reviewing the news.
May and DUP not reached agreement and she will be meeting with other Northern Ireland parties today (read Siin Fien) in what sounds like a desperate last ditch attempt to avoid failure of Good Friday Agreement and complete chaos in Northern Ireland (to match chaos in UK).
Philip Hammond giving a speech today / tonight to set out a much more EU friendly soft Brexit version of events, not known how much support he has or how much power he currently has to push for this.
Oh and apparently May has been throwing sugary confectioneries at the EU, or someone has been making her. She has apparently promised that the non EU wives or husbands or EU citizens living in the UK will be allowed to bring them into the UK and live here. Two points here, the first is a tacit admission that EU citizens already here will still be here post Brexit or they wouldn't be able to bring in their other halves, AND, a guaranteed right to bring in non EU other halves with right of residence, British citizens don't have that automatic right, don't they have to apply for all sorts of paperwork and permissions?
These two plus rumours of Hammond throwing tens of billions into EU projects and joint endeavours look like a total abandonment of May's Hard Brexit economic suicide plan.
Someone's in charge but it doesn't seem to be May. Queens speech and reopening of parliament very unlikely next week so 26th at earliest. We have a government where we have no idea who is actually in charge, doing secret deals for powers we don't know about with payments and promises we don't know about, no parliament so no democratic process OR democratic oversight, the very real prospect of the Northern Ireland peace deal collapsing becasue London is deliberately taking sides when the agreement absolutely depends on that not happening, the EU are being given Christmas presents and concessions long before Christmas and the negotiations STILL haven't started.
The Elder Gods and the Lords of Chaos are laughing their tentacles off.
In the event of a hung parliament the government that is in place remains as the government, historically we've had weeks or a month before a queens speech.
May can stay in Downing street as long as she likes, or at least until she is toppled. But May squatting in number 10 without a majority ISN'T the problem.
During the election parliament was stood down, we technically had NO parliament as all the MPs were in limbo pending re-election. After the election the new MPs met once, a new (or in this case old) speaker of the house was declared and various ceremonial positions were confirmed so they had all the posts filled ready for the queen opening the new parliament, then parliament stood down again pending the formation of the next government via the voting of the queens speech.
Which happens with the formal opening of parliament under the new government, where the queen gives her speech and parliament votes on it. Now my understanding is that if the queens speech is voted down the government remains government (May still in number 10) but parliament itself does not reform under the new government, I believe that parliament cannot meet and vote new laws except under the authority of a government acclaimed by a majority of votes of the Members of Parliament (the queens speech).
So we can't get rid of the current government, but new laws etc cannot be bought in except under emergency legislation or by May invoking queens rights again becasue we won't have a functional parliament until we have a voted in a new government.
So in a way, we currently have an all but powerless government, unable to enact new legislation becasue we have no parliament, but the current government exists by default becasue it has no democratic mandate.
So President May is currently ruling as a Tyrant, a glove puppet tyrant.
More than this find a constitutional law expert becasue it's hundreds of years of tradition and a bunch of unwritten and convoluted customs and agreements made by a bunch of people speaking a language somewhat related to modern English.
Britain. You have to laugh !