Parliament returns for Brexit showdown – podcast | Politics



It’s another crunch week in parliament. As MPs return to Westminster after the summer recess, they will find themselves faced with potentially life-changing decisions to make – for the country, their parties and their political careers. The stakes could barely be higher as Boris Johnson and his team use every trick in the book, including suspending parliament, threatening colleagues with deselection and pushing for an early election, to try to enforce their headline promise: for Britain to leave the EU by 31 October.

Anushka Asthana is joined by the Guardian’s political columnist Jonathan Freedland to join the dots in an incredibly complex puzzle. Will Labour vote to bring down the government and force an early election rather than risking a no-deal Brexit? Will Tories opposed to no deal put their principles before their careers? And what does it all look like from Brussels?

Also today: Prof Liz Bentley, the chief executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, on the destructive force of Hurricane Dorian, which has battered the Bahamas and is on course to hit the US states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Brexit<br>Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking outside his official residence in London's Downing Street. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday September 2, 2019. See PA story POLITICS Brexit . Photo credit should read: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

Support The Guardian

The Guardian is editorially independent.
And we want to keep our journalism open and accessible to all.
But we increasingly need our readers to fund our work.

Support The Guardian