Mr Johnson took the controversial step of asking the Queen to grant him permission to suspend Parliament. The Queen officially opens the session of Parliament with a speech, when she outlines legislative plans. But the monarch granted Mr Johnson the ability of suspend Parliament between September 9 and October 14.
All Commons business will be suspended between these dates, with critics claiming Mr Johnson’s decision was to halt those planning to oppose a no-deal Brexit.
During meetings with Angela Merkel and French president Emmanuel Macron, the two European leaders showed they may bewilling to discuss alternatives to the Irish backstop.
But next week, senior Conservative figures such as Philip Hammond, David Gauke and David Lidington want Mr Johnson to prove that his Brexit strategy is “bearing fruit” with the EU.
A source within the group told The Telegraph: “Members of the group passionately want a deal and want to believe that the Prime Minister is as passionate about that as they are.
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“They will be looking for evidence that the Prime Minister’s strategy is bearing fruit.
“It is fair to say that there is some scepticism.”
It follows a letter from 21 Conservative MPs in August said they were “alarmed” by Mr Johnson’s negotiating red lines.
The letter claimed Mr Johnson’s strategy “which on the face of it appear to eliminate the chance of reaching agreement with the EU”.
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The group of MPs are expected to hold a meeting with Mr Johnson this week in what is expected to be a tense showdown.
They will also back a move on Tuesday by Sir Oliver Letwin to seize control of Parliamentary business.
The move would be carried out with the intention of forcing Mr Johnson to prolong the UK’s membership of the EU and avoid a no deal Brexit on deadline day.
Sir Oliver and Sir Keir Starmer, the shadow Brexit secretary, intend to push through a bill requiring the Prime Minister to extend Article 50 by between three and six months.
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Mr Gove urged MPs to give Boris time to make headway with the EU
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On Tuesday, they will ask the Commons Speaker to grant an emergency debate to trigger the process.
Another way anti no-dealers could halt Mr Johnson’s suspension would be to hold a vote of no confidence in the current Government.
Meanwhile, Michael Gove – the man in charge of no deal planning – urged his parliamentary colleagues to “back the Prime Minister in his approach” after the EU began to show signs of budging on its red lines ahead of the October 31 deadline.
Mr Gove said failure to support Mr Johnson would risk compromising negotiations with Brussels ahead of the deadline.
Mr Gove wrote in the Sunday Telegraph: “I hope my colleagues in the House of Commons will give the Prime Minister the time and space to pursue that opening and get a deal we can all support.
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“The best way to leave with a deal is to back the PM in his approach which has, at last, got the EU to move.
“The aim of Labour, the SNP, the Liberal Democrats and others is not to stop a no deal Brexit but to stop Brexit altogether.”
But the Prime Minister is considering possible sanctions against those who vote to hijack the Commons agenda this week with the aim of preventing a no-deal exit on October 31.
One such move would be to deselect Tory MPs who do not support no-deal. Those deselected would be unable to stand as a Tory candidate in a general election, which is likely to follow the prorogation of Parliament.
The decision to suspend Parliament has been a controversial measure, with the Prime Minister facing a public outcry.
Boris’ decision has been met with widespread opposition
This weekend, thousands of protestors marched across the UK to oppose Mr Johnson’s decision.
Around 100,000 people demonstrated in central London at around lunchtime on Saturday.
But Mr Johnson has defended his decision, saying it was to give time to create a new domestic legislative agenda, saying the latest session, which has lasted two-years, “at times seemed more about filling time.”
He said: “I therefore intend to bring forward a new bold and ambitious domestic legislative agenda for the renewal of our country after Brexit.
“There will be a significant Brexit legislative programme to get through but that should be no excuse for a lack of ambition!”
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