Penrith and the Border MP Rory Stewart has claimed that the Prime Minister is "tiptoeing on a dangerous path" after a fiery debate in the House of Commons yesterday.

Boris Johnson was addressing MPs following the historic Supreme Court judgement that ruled that the suspension of Parliament by the Government was unlawful.

Reacting to the decision, the Prime Minister told the house: "I think that the court was wrong to pronounce on what is essentially a political question, at a time of great national controversy.

"So we have opposition members who block and delay everything, running to the courts to block and delay even more measures, including legislation to improve and invest in our NHS, and to keep violent criminals in jail. I think that the people outside this House understand what is happening. They know that nothing can disguise the truth."

Speaking to the Prime Minister later in the debate, Mr Stewart said: "Like my right hon. Friend, I support a Brexit deal; indeed, I voted for it considerably more frequently than him. ​If this great party stands for anything, it stands for respect for parliamentary sovereignty and the rule of law.

"I respectfully say that he is tiptoeing on to a dangerous path. He is pitting Brexit against remain, young against old, Scotland against England, and people against the Parliament. Will he please reflect on the fact that this Brexit deal is not a deal just for the next five years; it is the foundation of our relationship with Europe for the next 40?

"That requires us to speak with respect, with moderation and with compassion for our opponents in order to provide a foundation that appeals not just to a single narrow faction, but to every citizen and party in this great country."

The Prime Minister replied: I think the juxtaposition is actually between democracy and the will of the people, which we are sticking up for, and dither and delay, which the party opposite is standing for. That seems to me a very clear dividing line, and I know which side I am on."