British MPs block PM's bid for snap general election

Added On September 6, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced yet another defeat after MPs rejected his motion for a snap general election. This comes just shortly after MPs backed a bill to block a no-deal Brexit.   

 In Wednesday's vote, Johnson won 298 votes for an election, and 56 voted against.
But as the prime minister failed to win two thirds of support from MPs, his bid for an election has failed. Johnson would have needed 434 votes to succeed in his bid to dissolve parliament.
Urging MPs to back an election on Oct. 15, Johnson said the no-deal bill passed minutes earlier essentially ended Brexit negotiations and handed control to Brussels.
But Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accused the prime minister of "playing a disingenuous game" in order to force a no-deal Brexit.