"Once you pop, you just can’t stop," goes the Pringles tagline, describing the insatiable desire for more, more, more once you get a taste of the famous crisp. We find ourselves in a similar situation as this crucial week in British politics develops. The lid is well and truly off, only we’re not eating into salty snacks but long-established elements of our unwritten constitution.
Once you jettison one convention or mis-use another, it becomes all too easy (for the Government and MPs) to keep going. No one has stopped me yet, and besides we are in a crisis, so the normal rules don’t apply...
The Prime Minister is penned into a corner. He must deliver Brexit, or do anything at all to seek to deliver it, if he is to keep power. But how far might he go?
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