If, in the present situation, Brexit passes it will unleash years of a reactionary offensive in Britain. There will be a tremendous attack on working class rights as the drive to ‘Americanise’ British society is carried out directly in coordination with Trump. That is the correct analysis the great majority of the British left has arrived at.
Whenever an election takes place the priority at present for Labour is to win back Remain supporters, the largest bloc of voters that have shifted away from Labour this year.
The crisis around Brexit in political terms is the deepest one for Britain since World War II and from a legal/constitutional viewpoint it is unprecedented for over 300 years. Such a depth of crisis can therefore only be propelled by huge social forces.
Statements from Boris Johnson and some of his leading supporters make it absolutely clear, beyond doubt, that this is an attempted coup against parliament. They have followed up their plan to suspend parliament with the declaration that they may ignore any laws passed by it in the few days allowed under their plan.
It is crucial in the present situation, faced with an attempted coup, to understand why Johnson can’t prorogue Parliament unless MPs let him.
If Parliament is prorogued it will only be due to the wrong judgement or cowardice of MPs. The fate of Parliament lies entirely in its own hands not those of Johnson.