Jeremy Corbyn: Five-week closure of parliament is ‘disgraceful’

The announcement will come in the House of Lords, but some fear it is to stop MPs intervening in the row over Brexit.

Jeremy Corbyn has previously said Mr Johnson finds parliament “inconvenient”.

The Inner House of the Court of Session is also expected this week to hand down its ruling in a case brought by a group of over 70 cross-party MPs, arguing that proroguing parliament to force a no-deal Brexit would be unlawful and unconstitutional.