[Nick Coghlan]
However, PEP 572 in its current form takes the position "parent local
scoping is sufficiently useful to make it a required pre-requisite for
adding assignment expressions, but not useful enough to expose as a
new scope declaration primitive",

Of course the PEP doesn't take that position at all:  it doesn't even contain the term "parent local scoping".  That's your term, which nobody else uses unless they're replying to you ;-)

What the PEP does say:

an assignment expression occurring in a list, set or dict comprehension or in a generator expression (below collectively referred to as "comprehensions") binds the target in the containing scope, honoring a nonlocal or global declaration for the target in that scope, if one exists. For the purpose of this rule the containing scope of a nested comprehension is the scope that contains the outermost comprehension. A lambda counts as a containing scope.

It's a small collection of plainly stated rules for specifying the intended semantics.  If you want to claim that this _is_ "useful enough to expose as a new scope declaration primitive", it's really on you to present use cases to justify that claim.  I'd present some for you, but I don't have any (I don't care that "by hand" conversion of nested comprehensions to workalike Python nested functions may require a bit of thought to establish the intended scope of assignment expression target names - all of which is easily doable without adding any new statements).

I don't _expect_ that other good use cases exist.  The gimmick's purpose is to make code that visually _appears_ to belong to a block act as if embedded assignments do occur in that block.  If there's an explicitly nested function, that fundamental motivation no longer applies.