The UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has recently asked Queen Elizabeth II to suspended parliament, known as prorogation, to prevent members of Parliament (MPs) from blocking a no-deal Brexit. This action has been described as a coup by many who feel Johnson has taken the country’s democratic system hostage to exercise his own will following years of government failure in reaching a consensus on how Britain should exit from the European Union. As faith is rapidly being lost in UK politics this is causing many to look for the underlying causes of this failure, some are pointing to the country’s reliance on an unwritten constitution and suggesting a codified constitution, which is normal for most democracies, could help modernise this archaic electoral system.
Does the Brexit deadlock or the recent prorogation of Parliament reveal a need for constitutional reform in the UK?
Or is there another way to reform UK politics and turn something positive out of this political calamity?