CONGRATULATIONS to Kathleen Nutt for her excellent article, “Johnson urged to recall MPs amid warning of national emergency” (August 19).

What surprises me most is that the PM has not had the confidence to call a General Election. It would appear that he is convinced that even a “No Deal” will be a good outcome. Perhaps it is time for him to ask the electorate for a vote of confidence.

If he were to win the election he could proceed; otherwise he would be forced out of office through the front door whereas he entered through the back door!

Perhaps his apparent reluctance is due to the fact that he knows his chances of success are more than doubtful and his supporters in the DUP could be heading for their Armageddon!

Thomas L Inglis