2019-09-03 08:52:21 UTC
If parliament obliged the PM to accept an extension if the EU offered it, and the EU actually delivered, then it would only seem rational for Boris to stand down seeing as he aceeded to the position on his mandate of delivering a Brexit on Oct 31st.
Why does everybody interpret that as leading to a general election?
AFAIK the PM cannot call an election, it requires a 2/3 majority vote of parliament to do that; otherwise the onus is on parliament to appoint a new PM, who would inherit the responsibility of blocking Brexit.
Is there something I'm missing here?