Many people have contacted me about the prorogation of Parliament. Whilst I recognise that the decision is controversial, it is not, I believe, unlawful or unconstitutional and the use of words like “coup” or “dictatorship” is unjustified. Parliament will be returning over two weeks before the 31st October.
There is, therefore, still time to ratify a deal if one is reached at the EU Council in mid-October, which, realistically, is the earliest at which one could happen. I am happy for Parliament to sit day and night, seven days a week if need be, to achieve that.