Boris Johnson defeated in no-deal Brexit and election votes

Trapped in 10 Downing Street by a hostile parliament

Boris Johnson has suffered a humbling double defeat, as MPs backed legislation to stop Britain leaving the EU without a deal and then blocked the prime minister’s attempt to call an election to regain the initiative on Brexit.

Mr Johnson, facing growing anger from Tory MPs over his handling of Brexit, endured two defeats inside two hours on Wednesday night, leaving him, in effect, trapped in 10 Downing Street by a hostile parliament.

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