I'm sure many many PMs must have loved the idea of bypassing Parliament in an attempt to push through their own agenda but BJ is the first.
...and therein lies the problem with all of this. Take Brexit to one side for the moment. Let's put a hypothetical situation to test. In one year, Iran announces the bomb. The US under Trump looking to be re-elected, takes action and decides to use Fairford as a base to launch from and requests permission from The UK Gov to do so. There is uproar in the house and there is no way this will get through Parliament, but as it's a year since the last one, The PM decides to Prorogue the house for a new Queens Speech, for let's say 5 weeks..... during which time the situation deteriorates and a Cobra meeting/The Cabinet decides to allow said use of Fairford....
Now I am sure that this wouldn't be allowed to happen....or am I. We have all seen various ministers talking recently, during the tory leadership election, about Prorogation being undemocratic, not happening etc, but here we are. They are now silent!! The only one coughing up to the press so far has been Rees Mogg and is anyone surprised at his take on the situation today? No not really.
So the moral of the tale is: If you don't want to open Pandora's Box and let all the evils of the world out, then leave the lid alone. Once it's opened, that's it, You can't stuff it closed again, Prorogation to suit unpalatable ends will be out there, as a political tool to be used at any PM's convenience. I hope I'm wrong on this, but lately NOTHING surprises me. I'm just reaching the point of what will be, will be and we really can't stop it.
This will either be the best thing he's done and forces The EU's hand into a softer Brexit via a revised deal that can get through Parliament, or it will be a monumental Clusterfunk and it'll be you and me picking up the pieces in years to come, not the PM or his cohorts, They'll just retire from politics and go back to their "Old Money" while the rest of us are....well we won't know that bit until it's too late.