UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, acted decisively earlier, by cancelling Tuesday's vote by MPs on her Brexit deal, a vote she had previously said would go ahead.
The U-turn came as no surprise to many, however, who, recognise that Mrs May is merely doing her utmost to ensure that the Conservatives can cling on to power for a little while longer, and is not averse to making a complete mockery of governmental process to do so.
MPs were due to vote on Mrs May's Brexit deal next Tuesday, but, with many Tories having already said they would be voting against their own party, and other parties queueing up to do likewise, the PM decided - again throwing common decency into a bin - to avoid an embarrassing another defeat, and to 'go back to Brussels', to seek some changes to her plans. At this stage!
Tuesday's defeat would have been the signal for Labour - and other MPs - to use their powers to attempt to oust May by entering a vote of 'no confidence' - something they have now been summarily denied.
Social commentator, Moys Kenwood,a man who knows relatively little about politics, but knows a shambolic situation when he sees one, said:
"You couldn't make it up! The watchwords of government - honesty, transparency, openness, decency, due process, as well as the old chestnut about 'democracy' - they all mean nothing. These puppets of the rich - and, by that, I mean ALL politicians - should not only hang their heads in shame, each of them should quietly go and put them in a noose. Not happy with screwing over the voters, they're now screwing over each other, and the systems of government. What an absolute farce! Sharpen the spears!"