Boris Johnson is facing a growing backlash against his strategy to deliver Brexit on October 31st, as opposition leaders meet to plan a vote of no-confidence.
Labour and the SNP could again on Monday refuse to back the PM’s renewed attempt to get an early election, because of concerns the poll should be delayed until a Brexit deadline extension has been secured.
Jeremy Corbyn has taken the stance that the no-deal prevention Bill must become law before he supports a general election, while the SNP appears to be moving towards the same line.
Meanwhile, the high court judges will decide if the suspension of parliament should be reviewed, after claims by some, including former British Prime Minister John Major, that it’s an illegal use of power.
Despite the ongoing backlash, Boris Johnson has maintained his uncompromising stance on Brexit, saying in a televised speech that he would rather be “dead in a ditch” than go to Brussels to ask for a further delay.
On Friday, the Prime Minister will visit a farm in Aberdeenshire, to drum up support among voters. During his visit, he will confirm a £200m funding package for Scottish farmers.