A no deal Brexit would be disastrous for Redcar and Cleveland and the North East, especially for local industries and thousands of jobs they provide.
Today the Prime Minister has asked the Queen to shut down Parliament so he can avoid scrutiny of his reckless plans. His actions are more like those of a tinpot dictator from a despotic regime, not the actions of a British Prime Minister.
If he thinks he can sweep away the democratic representation of the British people, elected just two years ago, at the drop of a hat, he has another think coming.
His arrogance and hubris will be his undoing, and when Parliament returns on Tuesday we will resist his actions to ensure it is not shut out of one of the biggest issues facing our country.