Britain's political system is at the breaking point | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Britain's political system is at the breaking point

As the speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, called MPs to "Order! Order!" before the result of yesterday's vote on Theresa May's Brexit Deal was announced, one could be forgiven for thinking it was just an ordinary day in the British parliament. The MPs were acting traditionally rowdy as they grouped onto the long green benches lined up opposite each other, the Conservatives to one side and Labour to the other. The tension in the air felt superficial, a consequence of Britain's time-honoured game of political theatrics, as it has often been for decades.

Yet, there was nothing ordinary about what followed next.

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