The farcical Commons vote yesterday whereby dozens of MPs will henceforth be unable to vote in Parliament is (I think) the first such purge since Colonel Pride in the interregnum.
Effectively, we have had a coup d'etat via a proceedual vote.
Who would have thought Rees-Mogg would be the one to bring us back to this kind of republicanism?
I notice that the government appears now to be backtracking and allowing shielded MPs to vote remotely after all. Why doesn't the government ever seen to get it right the first time round?