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December election plan clears first hurdle – BBC Boris Johnson’s December 12 election plan has cleared its first Commons hurdle as MPs backed it without a vote.They will continue to debate and vote later on amendments, including a Labour proposal to change the date to 9 December.The prime minister can…

Parliament rejects Boris Johnson’s election bid (BBC) MPs have rejected Boris Johnson’s call for an early election on 12 December. 299 MPs backed the motion for a snap poll, short of the two-thirds majority of 434 votes required for it to pass under the Fixed-term Parliaments Act.Under the terms of…

(1) Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn meet after timetable rejected (BBC) The meeting comes after MPs rejected the PM’s plan to fast-track a bill to implement his deal through Parliament.The BBC’s political editor Laura Kuenssberg says she understands nothing was agreed at the meeting on Wednesday morning. Labour was keen…

(1) MPs reject Brexit bill timetable (BBC) MPs have rejected, by 322 votes to 308, a proposal to examine Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill in the Commons in three days.The Commons supported the Withdrawal Agreement Bill earlier, by 329 votes to 299, but have now voted against the short timetable.Earlier in…