6 Sep 2019

Opposition parties reject Johnson snap election call as parliament passes no-deal Brexit bill

Boris Johnson has arrived at the Queen’s summer residence of Balmoral tonight, a man with rapidly dwindling political options. Opposition leaders have roundly rejected his call for a general election next month and the bill blocking a no-deal Brexit is now heading for royal assent.

Mr Johnson declared he had “never known an opposition in the history of democracy that’s refused to have an election”, but with the European Union refusing to renegotiate the Brexit deal, parliament has now effectively boxed the Prime Minister into a corner.