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Johnson loses second attempt to trigger snap general election

“Boris Johnson has lost his second attempt to trigger an early general election in his sixth humiliating Commons defeat since becoming prime minister” writes Ashley Cowburn for independent.co.uk. MPs voted by 293 to 47 in favour of the motion, but Mr Johnson failed in reaching the required threshold to trigger an election.Under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act, the government must achieve a two-thirds majority to authorise an early general election.Before the vote, however, Mr Johnson insisted he would not “ask for another delay” to Brexit as he taunted Jeremy Corbyn for not backing the election call.
 
Source: independent.co.uk



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