Boris Johnson lost three key parliamentary votes in less than 24 hours. These include:

  • He was first defeated on Wednesday when the opposition, joined by a group of 21 Conservative rebels, seized control of parliamentary business
  • He then failed to stop a bill blocking no-deal Brexit from going through
  • And finally, he lost a vote on whether to hold an early election.

The defeats are painful — especially since Johnson has also lost his working majority in Parliament after sacking the rebels who voted against him.

Elsewhere, peers in the House of Lords are settling in for a very long night of voting on amendments to the Brexit delay bill. They have tabled 86 amendments, a move the opposition branded a filibuster.

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