British Parliament rejects PM Boris Johnson’s proposal to hold general election next month.
Former British Prime Minister Theresa May was spotted looking happy and blissful while watching her successor Boris Johnson taking criticism from both sides of the House of Commons on Monday, after MPs decided to take control of the agenda preventing a no-deal Brexit from happening.
May, who returned to the Commons for the first time since her departure as PM, burst into laughter as Johnson was clumsily trying to defend himself when replying to questions from Father of the House and Tory member Ken Clarke who was sitting next to her.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced a double defeat in the House of Commons yesterday after MPs turned down his motion for a general election on October 15.
The motion calling for the vote fell far short of the required 434 super majority to pass. After the vote went badly against Johnson, he chided opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.
Earlier, MPs backed a bill aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit, if the Prime Minister hadn’t agreed a plan with the EU ahead of the 31 October deadline. Both the Scottish National Party and the Liberal Democrats also criticised the Prime Minister’s motion as a plot to make sure the UK left the EU without a deal.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt a fresh blow on Thursday when his brother Jo quit the government, saying he could no longer reconcile “family loyalty and national interest”.
Jo Johnson had campaigned strongly against Britain´s exit from the European Union in 2016, a position that put him at odds with his older and more famous brother Boris.
But he took a job in his brother´s government as universities and science minister, a position he had held previously.