By Jason Groves Political Editor For The Daily Mail
Published: 01:57 BST, 2 September 2019 | Updated: 01:57 BST, 2 September 2019
As MPs return to Parliament after their long summer break, Political Editor Jason Groves examines four scenarios for what looks set to be an explosive week at Westminster.
PM heads off A bid by Remainer MPs to block No Deal
Rebel ringleaders believe they have the numbers to push through legislation preventing a No Deal Brexit.
But allies of Boris Johnson think it is possible they could be defeated.
Downing Street hopes that some potential Tory rebels will accept the need to give Mr Johnson more time to negotiate with the EU, while others could be brought back on side by the threat of being suspended from the party.
Allies of Boris Johnson think it is possible rebel ringleaders trying to prevent No Deal can be defeated
Ministers are also expected to sanction delaying tactics in the Lords ensuring the legislation fails to reach the statute books in time.
Mr Johnson could then use the threat of No Deal to pile pressure on Brussels to offer last-minute concessions.
Remainer rebels pass law blocking No Deal, prompting PM to call election
Some ministers believe Mr Johnson is poised to announce an election if rebels succeed in passing legislation to rule out a No Deal Brexit.
Under the Fixed-Term Parliaments