I was surprised to see Her Majesty the Queen vote in favour of Prime Minster Boris Johnson’s bid to suspend Parliament so that he can force Brexit through.

It seems strange that we now have a situation in which an unelected (save for a few thousand Tory members) Prime Minister can now effectively bypass Parliament to prevent them doing what he doesn’t like.

Whether you think Brexit should be forced through or not, this has to be seen as a dangerous precedent for the future.

What is to stop future governments, from any party, simply choosing to suspend parliament to avoid opposition to its policies?

Whatever your views are on Brexit, we cannot have a situation in which parliament has less time to do its job.

Suspending parliament in order to prevent opposition groups from having enough time to oppose the policies of a government is a slippery slope to be on.

If we truly believe in democracy, and if the PM’s Brexit plans are really that good, Parliament should be allowed to scrutinise them and exercise their parliamentary sovereignty - after all, wasn’t that the main reason for Brexit? Restoring parliamentary sovereignty?

Unless, of course, Brexit was all just a big vanity project without any real consideration for parliamentary sovereignty. But I am sure that is not the case...

Let's be honest, the 'exciting agenda' the PM says he is going to reveal is nothing more than pushing for a no-deal Brexit.

That is all it was ever going to be.

Anyone who thinks the end result will be anything other than the UK leaving the EU without a deal is in a fantasy land.

I should point out at this stage, since I get accused of it every time I write a political fair point: I do not believe Jeremy Corbyn is in any way fit for office and I am not a ‘leftie’

The idea of taking away parliamentary sovereignty to enact the will of a campaign designed to restore it makes a mockery of everything the Leave campaign promised, and everything that leave voters voted for.

It may well be that all this will lead us to the ‘Sunlit Uplands’ and that, five years down the line, we will all be laughing about how foolish we were to doubt our dear leader’s masterplan.

As with every stage of the Brexit debacle, I really do hope I am wrong.