The long and short of it is that Boris Johnson, PM of Britain (because this is the darkest timeline and we don't deserve anything remotely decent) has announced the suspension of parliament in the final weeks before Britain's EU departure date.
Queen Elizabeth II approved the request to shut down parliament and reopen it on October 14th. The UK is set to leave the EU on October 31st.
Opponents have branded this move by Johnson a "coup" while Trump (who else?) waded into the debate by praising Johnson as "great".
Celebrities were quick to react on Twitter:
Weep for Britain. A sick, cynical brutal and horribly dangerous coup d’état. Children playing with matches, but spitefully not accidentally: gleefully torching an ancient democracy and any tattered shreds of reputation or standing our poor country had left.— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) August 28, 2019
Seriously. Fuck this shit https://t.co/oiZEqTSAHE— Rufus Sewell (@FredrikSewell) August 28, 2019
You will not fuck with my children’s future. You will not destroy the freedoms my grandfather fought two world wars to defend. Fuck off you over-promoted rubber bath toy. Britain is revolted by you and you little gang of masturbatory prefects. https://t.co/Oc0xwLI6dI— Hugh Grant (@HackedOffHugh) August 28, 2019
The Right in the U.K. have always deluded themselves into thinking they’re pretty decent. They don’t openly factionalise or speak in isms like the Left. Truth is, no group is more prepared to put profit over country, dogma over debate, or power over democracy, than the Right.— Armando Iannucci (@Aiannucci) August 28, 2019
The 'prime minister' has finally come out as a dictator. I've had enough of being outraged. We must get rid of him and his loathsome gang as soon and as finally as possible.— Philip Pullman (@PhilipPullman) August 28, 2019