Caroline Lucas, one of the signatories of that letter to the Boris Johnson, has said parliament needed to hold an “increasingly reckless” PM to account as soon as possible.
“I think there is ever more evidence of the, frankly, impending national emergency that we are facing. MPs should be in parliament holding an increasingly reckless prime minister to account,” the Green MP told the Today programme.
“Since his election as Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has been subject to, I think, about three hours of scrutiny, and yet he is putting his foot on the accelerator, driving the country off the cliff-edge as if he had a huge mandate and overwhelming support. Well he has no mandate for this. The government has a majority of precisely one.”
She added: “I think at a time of such emergency, the public are rightly saying ‘Where are MPs? Where are they when it comes to holding this prime minister to account?’.”
“MPs need to reaffirm the principle of democracy in which the legislature can and must reign in an executive that is, quite frankly, lurching out of control.”
She said the problems the UK could face as a result of a no-deal Brexit are more than just “bumps in the road”, and are more like “cavernous sink holes”.
She added: “Unless MPs get back into parliament and hold this prime minister to account, we are going to go into those sink holes and it's going to spell a disaster for this country.”