UK: Johnson fails in 6th snap election bid as parliament finally shuts its doors

Sep 10, 2019

For the umpteenth time, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson has failed in his bid to call for a snap general election in a vote that took place in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Johnson’s failure to secure a snap vote is the sixth-straight defeat in five days of House of Commons business and it came before parliament shut its doors for business.

The UK PM is now left without a parliamentary majority and unable to govern, as the deadline to leave the European Union looms even as an election is expected, sooner or later.

After the losing the vote, Johnson told MPs, once again, that he was committed to taking the UK out of the EU at the end of October, but that he would “strive to get an agreement in the national interest while preparing to leave without one.”

“This government will not delay Brexit any further,” he told a raucous house. “We will not allow the emphatic verdict of the referendum to be slowly suffocated by calculated paralysis.

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