London 13 June - A non elected minority government with no Prime Minister led by a party at 9% in the latest polls and without a leader, is shutting down the Parliament over the summer to drag Britain out of the EU by abusing the result of an advisory referendum held in 2016. This is happening today in what is considered an advanced European democracy.

A similar event in Hungary, Turkey or some Latin American countries would be immediately held by the international community as coup d'état. But, as the United Kingdom has a long standing democratic history, nobody expresses concerns (the union jack brand reputation holds...). 

Tories prevailed by a bunch of votes, 309 to 298, blocking what Keir Starmer put forward as a genuinely cross-party motion of the opposition asking Parliament's works to go on over the next weeks in order to prevent a no-deal Brexit. As a justification for hampering the Commons from having a say, Conservatives MPs mentioned the impossibility to go back to any negotiation before new European Parliament legislature will restart ​end October.

Or it might well be the case the international community, over these three years of Brexit negotiations, developed a set of common interests over Britain exiting the Union before works in Strasbourg and Commission start in November.

12 June 2019 - Keir Starmer, Labour Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, while putting forward a cross-party motion asking a new parliamentary vote to avoid a dangerous exit from the EU without a deal

In fact, as things stand so far in renewed European Parliament, Brexit Party can impact the far-right spectrum, and this is big issue in Brussels. If British MEPs remain after new legislature starts, they could lead anti EU stances to a convergence.

But international community does not just mean EU; the UN is apparently keeping outside this regional querelle shaking the old continent, but we know if Brexit happens, sooner or later, the consequent loss of international influence of the UK will put under scrutiny its seat in the Permanent Five: why a like-minded dépendance of the US should occupy a seat in the United Nations Security Council, and not India, Brasil or one African country? When you unset an international order you open up to its resettlement because you alter its interdependent elements...

But let’s think inside the boxes. Back within the borders: there’s a clear sense of powerlessness in today’s debate, on both sides of the House of Commons, as the crisis escalated to its constitutional stage where the Parliament is prevented from voting on a vital issue determining the future of the country. The severed head of King Charles I rolled in more than one MP’s speech as a precedent in history of dangerous challenge to the supremacy of the Houses of Parliament; the regent ended beheaded in 1649; Tories today are without head already, so the comparison fits the purpose for us to understand that in the historic fight between powers the law of the English land is that Parliamentary sovereignty must stand unchallenged.


Constitutional coup: British Parliament being silenced

in name of no-deal