If it loses the key Brexit vote next week, the government will have just three days to come up with a plan B.
We can't agree what the 'will of the people' was in 2016, but these are the representatives they elected in 2017.
Does the holder of the key have the right to lock the door on the leader of the free world?
Party leader Angus Robertson thinks his party should trump Labour, since Jeremy Corbyn no longer commands the confidence of his MPs.
By making the speakership a political gift of the party in power, Australia is missing a major opportunity for democratic renewal of its parliament.