It is an unholy mess, to be sure. As I write this, sitting on a comfy chair just outside London, I can't help wonder how we got to this point.
The unpalatable truth - and this may make some people unhappy - is that the constant plotting of "Remainer" MP's has given the new PM very little choice but to prorogue parliament.
Why do I say this?
Well, it is clear that the plotting Remainers are not seeking to avoid a no-deal Brexit. They are seeking to avoid a Brexit of any kind. The problem with this is that it is directly counter to a result of a democratic referendum. A PM wishing to honour the referendum has little choice but to neutralise these elements, which is the objective of the suspension of parliament.
This is neither a vote for or against leaving the EU on my part - it is a pragmatic assessment of why the PM has taken such drastic action.
The behaviour of UK's members of parliament has, overall, been poor. But what do you expect from people who are initiated into politics to follow the party line over, above and often in direct confrontation with the communities that elected them? Given this, are we surprised that, when faced with a truly national issue, few can respond appropriately?
What the PM is doing is not pretty, and he may pay a high professional price for taking this course. However, to break the deadlock between the UK and EU on the terms of withdrawal there has to be an open and meaningful negotiation. Having a cadre of malcontents muttering in the wings is neither helpful, nor honourable.