Cornered Boris Johnson suffers triple Commons defeat

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MPs block bid to call snap election after vote on bill to prevent a no-deal Brexit

Brexit: government fails in bid to call general election – live

Boris Johnson’s bid to trigger a general election next month has been blocked by MPs following a string of heavy defeats for the government in both houses of parliament.

The prime minister was thwarted three times in the House of Commons: an attempt by opposition parties and Tory rebels to block a no-deal Brexit easily cleared its second and third readings, and Johnson later failed in his attempt to force a snap general election.

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