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Brexit: Boris Johnson faces showdown in Parliament

Boris Johnson faces a showdown in Parliament later after No 10 officials warned he would call for a snap general election on 14 October if MPs succeed in seizing control of Commons business.Rebel Tories and Labour MPs are planning a bill to stop the UK leaving the EU on 31 October without a deal.Mr Johnson said he did not want an election, but progress with the EU would be "impossible" if the MPs win.Jeremy Corbyn said the Labour Party was ready for a general election.But shadow Northern Ireland secretary Tony Lloyd later said Labour would vote against any government plans to hold a general election before the UK is due to leave the EU on 31 October.He said Labour "will not have Boris Johnson dictate the terms of an election that c ...
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