Understanding the methods that are used to retain power may give some idea of what we can expect to come.
It may be as a result of my time in politics but I have learned to question the motives behind public action.
Sometimes government appears to be several steps behind the play, but occasionally, they are actually playing in anticipation of what is to come.
Like a chess grandmaster, they are thinking several moves ahead and planning accordingly. This may be one of those times.