"Actually parliament is doing its job, just that the Conservative Government (May & Johnson) aren't doing a very good job of taking Parliament with them - both just wanted Parliament to rubber stamp whatever they wanted, without giving Parliament a chance to actually see the meat..."
Yup. I dont disagree. So if our gov after the allotted time cant get their act together the legal default it is. Amusingly parliament demonstrated its idiocy by voting out the option of fully leaving even though that is the default they have no say over. I am fine with them rejecting a deal and such but that demonstrated the complete detachment from the situation. I hate that our best hope is the EU kicking us out.
"It was always going to be, just like the 2016 election, both are fundamentally pointless exercises.
As for the future of the UK, it is notable that no one (other than the Libdems) are talking about the EU relationship dimension of that future..."
Yup. I know manifestos are not binding but having parties competing to produce their vision of the future is the point of an election. I disagreed with the 2016 election too. The referendum was about brexit, elections should be about running the country.