Boris Johnson’s second attempt to trigger election fails
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MPs have again rejected Boris Johnson’s calls for a snap election, as the five-week suspension of Parliament begins, according to BBC.
In all, 293 MPs voted for the prime minister’s motion for an early poll, far short of the number needed. Earlier, opposition MPs confirmed they would not support an October poll, insisting a law blocking a no-deal Brexit must be implemented first.
The prime minister said the government would use the time Parliament was suspended to press on with negotiating a deal with the EU, while “preparing to leave without one”.