Brexit on hold again as PM fails to force snap election

Brexit on hold again as PM fails to force snap election

MPs have rejected Boris Johnson’s third attempt for an early general election on December 12 – but he told the Commons he would try again on Tuesday.

The government failed to force the snap general election, as only 299 MPs voted in favour of the motion – short of the 434 MPs required under the Fixed-term Parliament Act for a two-thirds majority.

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