I get that, but, IF they get a VOC, would you be happy for this bunch to govern indefinitely?They can't. A government with no confidence can't govern. Therefore a GE must be held as soon as Parliamentary process will allow. (dissolution, 25 day campaigning etc.)
If Corbyn/Swinson/Joe Bloggs don't win a vote of confidence to continue, they can't just then decide, "well actually we'll just hold on in office till 2022 anyway".
It is messy and it does actually look like there's a way through interpretation Johnson might be able to get round this But I'll save that for another day as if I post it now there'll be a meltdown on here that will rival Chernobyl.
And if Cummings hasn't spotted it then Johnson needs to fire him and hire me
But in terms of this mythical coup, there's absolutely nothing underhand and illegal about what's going on, it's all above board and perfectly within the remit of the Act.
The crux of it is, if Johnson had a majority he'd be avoiding all this anyway. And he might not want to kick any more out of his party.