Labour wants to see parliament reconvened “in the next few days” to work to avoid a no-deal Brexit.
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I think it is a good initiative by this group of MPs to say that we need to get back into Parliament. We are facing a critical issue here and should be debating it in parliament.”
McDonnell said he believes the Commons needs to be reconvened “in the next few days”.
He added: “There is a need now to bring MPs back together again because we need time now to really have a proper debate and discussion about this matter.”
McDonnell added: “I think the big issue now is how do we prevent it, and the no confidence motion is one mechanism.
“But, as Jeremy has said today, there’s other mechanisms people are looking at, other parliamentary mechanisms, and we want to have a proper discussion and dialogue on a cross-party basis on what those mechanisms are.”
He said it is “annoying” that Michael Gove and Boris Johnson say there is “no risk”.
The shadow chancellor said: “They are wealthy people, they won’t be bearing the risk. I’m worried about, if there are food prices (rises), there are people out there, it’s bad enough, they’re just struggling to get through.”