Macleans' Andrew Coyne earns his paycheque this week:
So: Parliament has been prorogued. What is to be done about it? Answer: not bloody much.
Certainly there’s no evidence the public is up in arms about it, notwithstanding the Star’s typically tendentious headline. Smug Tory types whose response to every principled objection is “nobody cares” are, unfortunately, right: the 38,000 plus who have subscribed to that facebook page are indicative of very little: most, I would bet, are opposition partisans. Were their situations reversed, they would be saying the same things the Tories are.
Or, Andrew, a number of those people might actually be saying the very same thing because they have, you know, principles. That don't depend on context.
Principles, Andrew. It's not surprising that you don't recognize them.
AFTERSNARK: Over at TGB, Boris introduces us to the Facebook Group For Proroguing, created by the criminally insane Adam Yoshida. Yeah, that Adam Yosihda.
CC HQ's own PSA takes Adam out to the woodshed here.