British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday suffered another parliamentary blow over Brexit as MPs have backed a bill to block a no-deal Brexit, which could trigger a snap general election next month.
"We're ... not going to be tricked or conned by Johnson so we're looking at every way in which, having secured the legislation, he can't wriggle out of abiding by the law and implementing it", McDonnell said.
The amendment, demanding a debate on Mrs May's final Brexit offer that offered concessions following cross-party talks, was passed by default after nobody turned up to count the no votes. Party stalwarts Ken Clarke and Sir Nicholas Soames, Winston Churchill's grandson, were also dismissed.
Debate in Parliament Tuesday centered on fears over a no-deal exit that even government officials predict would lead to food and medicine shortages and other catastrophic economic and social problems.
Johnson said no deal, no matter how hard, would be better than electing Corbyn and sending him to Brussels to negotiate. To say you want a deal is quite different from saying you want a deal that isn't achievable.
Although Britain is now set to leave the European Union on October 31, another extension to the deadline can be requested and approved at an EU Council summit before that date.
In yet another twist in the tortuous Brexit process, however, the opposition Labour party is expected to withhold its support for an election, which requires the backing of two-thirds of MPs.
He expelled them all from the party, depriving his six-week-old government of a parliamentary majority.
Johnson, who was a leader of the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union, has long said that his enthusiasm and energy for Brexit will allow him to succeed in leaving the European Union where May had failed, leading to her resignation.
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Johnson earlier challenged Labour leader Corbyn to back his call for an election, to "let the people decide" how to resolve the Brexit impasse.
Johnson won one victory Wednesday morning in one of several legal cases that have been filed over his decision to suspend Parliament for five weeks.
Earlier, MPs approved approved the first stage of a bill created to stop a no-deal Brexit.
On the BBC after the vote, Soames sounded as stoic as his grandfather: "That's fortunes of war", he said.
A general election also looms, after the PM confirmed he would seek a public mandate as he accused opposition parties and Tory rebels of "wrecking" chances of a deal with Brussels. "I knew what I was doing, but I just believe that they are not playing straight with us".
He was humiliated Tuesday - the first day of Parliament's autumn term - by losing his first Commons vote as prime minister when lawmakers passed a motion 328-301 that enabled their push for a law stopping a no-deal Brexit.
Earlier, Shadow Brexit secretary Sir Keir Starmer told Labour MPs the leadership would not back an election until a Brexit delay had been agreed with the European Union - making the 15 October proposal impossible.
The government lost its majority on Tuesday when one of its MPs - Dr Phillip Lee - quit the Conservatives to join the Liberal Democrats.
Johnson caused widespread anger among parliamentarians last week with his decision to drastically reduce the number of days MPs will be able to meet before the Brexit deadline in what was seen as a move to try to curb his opponents.