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Date TimeSeptember 04, 2019
VoiceFront pages are divided between focusing on Boris Johnson’s multiple defeats and calling Jeremy Corbyn an election ‘chicken’ Follow all the day’s politics news – liveBoris Johnson’s failed bid to trigger a general election next month dominates coverage today, with papers either focusing on the humiliation of his defeat, many of which say the prime minister is a “cornered” man, or on Jeremy Corbyn’s refusal to back Johnson’s calls for a vote.
PM cornered: how the papers covered Johnsons horror day in Commons
The Guardian says the “Cornered Johnson suffers triple Commons defeat”, adding: “The prime minister was thwarted three times in the House of Commons: an attempt by opposition parties and Tory rebels to block a no-deal Brexit easily cleared its second and third readings, and Johnson later failed in his attempt to force a snap general election.” The paper features a tally of votes prominently on its front page, showing how many MPs were for and against the bill to block a no-deal Brexit and the motion calling for a general election.

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