It sounded too ridiculous even for Boris Johnson and his gang of Brexit extremists. But it turns out he really is going to suspend Parliament for a month. The Prime Minister’s taking a huge gamble, which may well pay off unless his political opponents finally get their act together.
We try to make sense of these frantic events, why Johnson is doing it, and why he thinks he can pull this off.
Plus we explore the options for opponents of a no-deal Brexit, now that time really is running out.