UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered his sixth consecutive defeat at the Commons yesterday. His second call for snap election was also rejected as widely expected. The Commons is now suspended for five weeks.
At the same time, Johnson pledged after the vote that “this government will press on with negotiating a deal, while preparing to leave without one,” referring to Brexit. And, “I will go to that crucial summit in Brussels on Oct. 17, and no matter how many devices this Parliament invents to tie my hands, I will strive to get an agreement in the national interest.”
Johnson also insisted “this government will not delay Brexit any further.” That even the Parliament has passed a law that requires Johnson to seek Brexit delay from October 31 if he couldn’t get a deal.