London (CNN)The bravado of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's premiership turned into bluster in a mere two days.
Johnson political strategy is backfiring after he faced a series of stinging defeats, a lost majority and the resignation of his brother, Jo Johnson.
Some may call it chaos; others say this is parliamentary democracy cranking into action. What's clear is none of it is normal.
Lawmakers ruled out a no-deal Brexit
This week's drama began Tuesday. Outraged by Johnson's approved five-week suspension of Parliament, lawmakers returned from summer recess and voted to take control of the parliamentary agenda.
The tumultuous day saw Johnson fire a number of longstanding Conservative lawmakers -- including Conservative party grandee Kenneth Clarke and Winston Churchill's grandson Nicholas Soames -- and lose his working majority as a Conservative MP crossed the floor and joined the Liberal Democrats.
The Prime Minister, who has been in power for just six weeks, seemed to struggle through a punishing session of Prime Minister's Questions, the first of his premiership, on Wednesday.
He was humiliated again on the same day, when a rebel bill to block a no-deal Brexit passed by 328 votes to 301. A loss unprecedented in the modern era.
The government caved in the Lords