Cumbria's members of Parliament are closing party ranks over Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to suspend sittings for longer than usual over the party conference season.
Conservatives say the prorogation, as it is called, is a normal process that the government is entitled to arrange, but opposition MPs say it is a cynical move to limit the chance of blocking attempts to forbid a no-deal Brexit.
To throw away a very large percentage of those days is very clearly an attempt to avoid public and Parliamentary scrutiny."
There is still plenty of time for Parliament to discuss the major issue of the day which is Brexit."
To suspend Parliament in the run-up to our leaving date from the European Union for such a length of time, I think, is deeply irresponsible."