Why MPs want parliament recalled over ‘national emergency’ of no-deal Brexit
Politicians fear they are running out of time to block a disastrous withdrawal from the EU, and it doesn’t look like Downing Street will budge, says Ashley Cowburn
MPs are well aware of this: just last week they were warned there will be few opportunities for constitutional battles over a possible no-deal Brexit in the House of Commons when they return to SW1 from their summer recess on 3 September.
It is why, over the weekend, 100 of them opposed to leaving the EU without a deal wrote to Downing Street. They demanded the prime minister recall parliament immediately over the “national emergency” posed by such a departure. Jeremy Corbyn then backed the call on Monday, as did the shadow chancellor John McDonnell.