The PM was meant to talk about recruitment but ended up rambling about Brexit.
As Boris Johnson's tactics cause deep rifts within the Conservative Party, the UK faces a Brexit of radical conservatism - and plenty of risks.
Parliaments were and remain institutions of frustrating negotiation and very often unpalatable compromise. They also represent an imperfect but significant check on the abuse of power.
MPs blocked the prime minister's motion to hold an election – but that doesn't mean they don't want one.
US President Donald Trump is in an unenviable position as the race towards the 2020 presidential election heats up. Meanwhile, the UK's attempts to Brexit continue to be untidy.
Removing the whip to a group who voted against the government
For much of the 20th Century, UK Conservatives sought to appeal to a broad voter base. The new admiistration is already undermining that ethos.
Findings over the past few months show the two main parties are in terrible shape ahead of this snap vote.
An election is on the near horizon and the Conservatives are best placed to win. But that doesn't mean they will be popular.
The Framers of the Constitution knew their history, and sought to learn from it – and only to repeat the parts they liked.
With Brexit and another general election on the horizon, these spending plans are highly likely to change.
Applying for British citizenship or settled status is a way for EU nationals to 'take back control' over their lives.
The U.K. prime minister sought to suppress Parliamentary opponents, saying he – not they – represents the will of the British people. It put Queen Elizabeth II in a real bind.
It's technically possible to topple the government but it wouldn't be easy.
The UK does not have a written constitution so how can we tell if the government is right or wrong on this point?
Proroguing the parliament for five weeks at a crucial time may prove to be a masterstroke in ensuring a no-deal Brexit.
Parliaments have been prorogued before – and revolution has ensued.
MPs are calling it an attack on democracy, the government insists it's no big deal. Who is right in the battle for Brexit?
Is this all part of Boris Johnson's master plan to negotiate a better Brexit deal with the EU?
The EU is loathe to let treaties fail, given the sunk costs of negotiating them, but it may walk away if Johnson doesn't change his tune.