by system failure
Anyone who would have been unfortunate enough to be present at the UK parliament yesterday, would have become a witness of a repulsive spectacle.
The British PM, Theresa May, was expected to have a tough time facing the members of the parliament about her unprecedented decision to order military action without the approval of the parliament, following the US on the illegal airstrikes against Syria last week.
Yet, instead of that, we saw that most of the members unquestionably adopted the story that the Syrian army used chemical weapons against civilians at the time where the last remnants of the jihadists were ready to surrender. Without any clear evidence still. Almost zero resistance against the Iraq war - type lies.
The atmosphere inside the House was resembling a bad-directed theatrical play. It would give you the impression that anyone who would dare to challenge the "facts", would have been immediately kicked-out from the room by the rest. Most of the MPs were even congratulating May about her decision, completely ignoring the fact that it was illegal under the international law, or, that it was made without being authorized by the UK parliament.
Jeremy Corbyn was the only one who dared to exhibit some resistance against this ugly picture, by questioning (as expected) May's decision and calling for international and political solution towards the definite ending of that absolutely devastating war that tore Syria apart.
And then, the Labour MP Laura Smith, dared to challenge May even harder by straightly asking the question 'at what point Trump instructed her that military action would take place', to get the response by an angry Theresa May: "I [not the UK parliament] took this decision ..."
May would not have made the same 'mistake' again. She would not risk a 'negative' decision by the parliament, as it happened in 2013 with David Cameron, when the British MPs rejected a UK military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government to deter the use of chemical weapons. Besides, she has a very bad experience herself when she decided to conduct national elections, believing that she would strengthen her position in the parliament. She lost significant power instead, thanks to Jeremy Corbyn.
So, she decided to do something that even the 'tough Maggie' probably wouldn't dare to do: officially abolish parliamentary democracy. In the country that invented it, parliamentary democracy in now officially dead. R.I.P.