Boris Johnson’s bid for snap election is CRUSHED: Corbyn chickens out of letting public go to the polls as
- Boris Johnson’s hopes of triggering an October 15 election were dashed after MPs rejected the idea last night
- The PM fell far short of the required two-thirds agreement in the Commons after Jeremy Corbyn abstained
- A clearly frustrated Mr Johnson ridiculed Mr Corbyn as first Opposition leader in history to turn down a poll
- Premier looks cornered after Remainers pushed legislation through House to rule out No Deal at Halloween
- It would force the PM to ask for a Brexit delay until January if there is no agreement in place by October 19
- Mr Johnson said the law effectively ‘ends negotiations’ with the EU and it is new to clear Lords tomorrow
- Glimmer of light for the PM after Mr Corbyn said he could back a poll after No Deal legislation is finalised
- But a massive Labour civil war has erupted over whether to demand a Brexit extension before an election
- Rebel MP Ken Clarke launched tirade at ‘game playing’ PM in the Commons after being stripped of Tory whip
Jeremy Corbyn denied voters the chance to decide the future of Brexit last night after ordering his MPs to block Boris Johnson’s call for a snap election. A visibly frustrated PM ridiculed the stance taken by Corbyn – who did not even bother to be present for the declaration of the result – taunting that he was the first Opposition leader ‘in history’ to turn down the opportunity of a poll. But crucially, Mr Johnson did not give a clear indication of how he might now try to extricate himself from the impasse – merely hinting that he might try staging another vote in the coming days. That move appeared more likely in the early hours of today after the House of Lords reached an unexpected agreement to allow the rebel No Deal bill to pass by tomorrow evening. That potential lifeline would remove a key obstacle to Labour supporting a new bid to send Britain to the polls. Without it, Mr Johnson appeared to have few other cards left to play. Yesterday’s vote leaves the Prime Minister in potential purgatory with just a few days to find a solution before Parliament is suspended next week. Last night aides were frantically casting round for an alternative way to either force an election or kill off the rebel legislation.
A weary-looking Mr Johnson tried to put a brave face on the dire situation after the vote was declared in the House. ‘I note that the leader of the opposition is once again not in his place in what I think is a slightly symbolic way,’ he said. Nick Bit: We just got “lucky” and happened to “guess” again that the no deal exit wold win and the Pound would soar. So we put you in a pound trade. Do not try this trade at home without adult supervision. I guarantee your FOREX asshole is clueless. Stay up with my trade updates things could get squirrelly FASSSST!.