Published On: Wed, Sep 4th, 2019

PMQs LIVE: Now Corbyn’s in trouble! Furious Johnson comes out swinging in Commons showdown | Politics | News

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will go head to head with the Labour leader just hours after he was defeated by the House of Commons to block a no deal Brexit. Mr Johnson responded by announcing he would push for a snap election on October 15.

He also spectacularly sacked 21 Tory rebels after they backed Jeremy Corbyn to defeat the government on a motion allowing them to try to pass a law which would force a three-month extension to Britain’s EU exit date.

Mr Johnson cast the rebellion as an attempt to surrender to the EU, vowed never to delay Brexit beyond October 31 and said the country needed an election.

The government has scheduled a vote on an election for after 7pm on Wednesday.

The Prime Minister was spotted leaving Downing Street earlier today following this morning’s Cabinet meeting.

There was a moment of confusion when he almost climbed into the wrong car as he stepped out of Number 10, but he then sped off in a vehicle accompanied by his adviser and Brexit mastermind Dominic Cummings.


12.06pm update: Boris mocks Corbyn

He told the Commons: “Jeremy Corbyn’s would wreck any chance of the talks and we don’t know what his strategy is at all!

“What would the slogan be? What do we want? Dither and delay! When do we want it? We don’t know!

“You do not negotiate in public and we are making substantial progress. This Government is going to get a deal from our friends in Brussels. The only thing standing in our way is the undermining of negotiations from this ‘surrender’ bill.”

“He wants to spend a billion pounds net to keep us in the EU.”

12.04pm update: Boris blasts surrender bill 

Boris says: “This Government will take the country out of the EU on October 31.

“There is only one thing that stands in our way, the surrender bill currently being imposed by leader of opposition.” 

12.03pm: Labour MP attack on ‘unthinkable’ no deal 

Labour MP Siobhain McDonagh said the former PM’s deal was unnacceptable but leaving withoutt a deal is “unthinkable”. 

She said Boris should put a no deal Brexit to the people and ask if they want to “pay the price”. 

12.02pm update: Boris pays respect to murdered PC

The Prime Minister opened his debate by paying his respects to Andrew Harper, killed in the line of duty 

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