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() Remainer MPs take selfies in the deserted House of Commons boasting they are 'reporting for duty' as they demand Boris Johnson reopen Parliament after a Scottish court rules that the shut down is illegal Plymouth MP Luke Pollard entered the empty chamber to make a point Other Remainers gathered outside the Palace of Westminster  Hilary Benn said: 'We need Parliament sitting now more than ever'

By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline

Published: 15:37 BST, 11 September 2019 | Updated: 17:10 BST, 11 September 2019



Remainer MPs took selfies in the empty Commons today to show its empty benches as they demanded Boris Johnson reopen Parliament after the Government's defeat by a Scottish court.

Shadow minister Jonathan Reynolds joked that he was 'reporting for duty' as he shared an image of himself on the otherwise unoccupied benches after the dramatic ruling.

He was followed into the chamber by colleagues Luke Pollard and Kevin Brennan for political stunts.

It came as a host of senior Remainer MPs arrived at Parliament to demand the prime minister end the political shutdown after a Scottish court found his decision was unlawful.

Labour shadow minister Mr Pollard posted a picture of himself in the Commons on Twitter, writing: 'Quietly and peacefully I have gone back to sit in my usual spot in the House of Commons. 

'No shouting or scuffles - just a quiet statement about our democracy. Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament is unlawful.   

Luke Pollard

Kevin Brennan

Labour shadow minister Mr Pollard and MP Kevin Brennan posted pictures in and around the empty House of Commons

More than a dozen including Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson and Labour's Hilary Benn gathered outside the Palace of Westminster

'MPs should be here debating the national crisis.'

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