BORIS Johnson is set for a collision course with MPs after he repeatedly refused to rule out shutting down Parliament and forcing through a No-Deal Brexit.

During a press conference at the end of the G7 summit in Biarritz, the Prime Minister said he was relying on parliamentarians “to do the right thing and honour the pledge that they made to the people of this country”.

Leaders of all the opposition parties are due to meet in London today to discuss how to stop the UK crashing out of the EU with No Deal on Halloween.

The politicians are gathering in Church House in Westminster, a symbolic location as it’s where the Commons met during the Second World War when the Luftwaffe bombed the Palace of Westminster.

There’s been some suggestion that it could be used as an alternative or “rebel” parliament, if Johnson manages to successfully put MPs and Lords on an extended holiday over the crucial weeks to come.

At the press conference, he said: “I think that this really a matter for parliamentarians to get right ourselves,” he said. “We asked the people to vote on whether they wanted to stay in or leave the EU; they voted to leave by a big majority.”

“I think people have just about had enough of this conversation, and I think they’re yearning for the moment when Brexit comes off the front pages of the national papers, and that will only happen when we come out of the EU on 31 October, and that is what I am calling on all my fellow MPs to do.”

He added: “I think that its the job of every MP in parliament to get this thing done – and and by the way it’s what our friends and partners on the other side of the Channel want.”

Johnson said he was “marginally more optimistic” about getting a deal.

But, he added: “Remember any statistical estimates I give, whether that’s expressed in odds, of a million to one, or whatever, they all depend exclusively on the willingness of our friends and partners to compromise on that crucial point, and to get rid of the backstop.”

Johnson said EU leaders were very “enthusiastic about getting on with the future,” he said.

“They regard Brexit now as an encumbrance – an old argument.”

“My job is to make our case – and you know what our case is, that the backstop is anti-democratic: it keeps us locked in the EU’s customs arrangements; it keeps us locked in the EU’s legal order, without the opportunity to influence those things. It’s got to come out. It’s got to change. I’ve made that point very very clearly to our friends and I think that point has landed – so let’s now see where we get.”

One boost for Johnson will be the lack of unity among the opposition.

In a letter, shared online, LibDem leader Jo Swinson told Corbyn that his insistence on being the caretaker Prime Minister of a temporary government of national unity made it unlikely that a government of national unity could actually be formed.

She said: “In the last week many MPs who stand opposed to No Deal, in particular key Conservative MPs, have rejected your proposal to lead an emergency government.

“Insisting you lead that emergency government will therefore jeopardise the chances of a no confidence vote gaining enough support to pass in the first place.

“As you have said that you would do anything to avoid No-Deal, I hope you are open to a discussion about how conceding this point may open the door to a no confidence vote succeeding. Its success must be the priority.”

That call was echoed by Plaid Cymru leader Adam Price: “Mr Corbyn must realise that we cannot back him unless he makes a totally unqualified commitment to Remain. “

Speaking on the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland, the SNP’s Ian Blackford said Swinson was “playing games”.

“It’s not about whether or not Jeremy Corbyn has support, it’s about the responsibilities we have as members of Parliament,” said Blackford.

“What we need to do is bring forward legislation and I’m disappointed that Jo is playing games like this. All of us have to work together – it’s not about the individual, it’s about making sure that we put in place legislation to stop No Deal.”

He said the SNP were ready to work with anyone.