Boris Johnson’s plans for a Dec 12 election voted down by MPs

Boris Johnson has suffered another defeat as the Commons rejected his motion calling for a general election. The PM responded by saying that Jeremy Corbyn has become ‘the first leader of the opposition in the democratic history of our country to refuse the invitation to an election’. He added: ‘I can only speculate as to the reasons behind his hesitation. The obvious conclusion, I’m afraid, is he does not think he will win’