For Boris Johnson, all roads likely lead to a general election

Should he become prime minister, Johnson will find himself in the position that Theresa May pretended to be in when she called the 2017 election.

Have MPs dashed Boris Johnson's hopes of forcing a no-deal Brexit through parliament? That's the conclusion some of his opponents have drawn from the successful passage of amendments that will require the Commons to sit through October, blocking any attempt at suspension.

Some 47 Conservative MPs defied the whip: 17, including the now former digital minister Margot James, voted for the plan, while another 30 abstained, most notably cabinet ministers Philip Hammond, David Gauke,...
source: New Statesman

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