Boris Johnson fails to win the backing of enough MPs to hold a snap election next month, falling short of the two-thirds majority required by law
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) September 4, 2019
— Vendeline von Bredow (@vahavb) September 4, 2019
Boris Johnson becomes the first PM in history to lose his first three Commons votes in a row 👇https://t.co/fMWqJtDfOb
— Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) September 4, 2019
Hope this clears up any confusion tonight: Johnson fails to get the election he said he didn’t want after Corbyn didn’t vote for the election he said he wanted
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) September 4, 2019
There is a school of thought that the more Johnson loses in Parliament, the more he gains in a possible election. Parliament might rejoice at its victories, but it is not offering convincing solutions either.
— Stig Abell (@StigAbell) September 4, 2019
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 4, 2019
Labour press release says Labour will back an election once rebel bill gets Royal Assent.
That directly contradicts what Keir Starmer told Labour MPs this morning and the Commons this afternoon.
Labour MP: "That is not party policy." pic.twitter.com/ciTZF41H9t
— Kevin Schofield (@PolhomeEditor) September 4, 2019
Why doesn't Boris Johnson just bring forward a deal to parliament? All this election talk is because Boris Johnson has found he cannot get a better deal than Theresa May and that his arrogance was a flimsy veil to get the top job. Being Prime Minister is harder than a panel show
— Jess Phillips Esq., M.P. (@jessphillips) September 4, 2019
Am hearing many Tory MPs, including majority of Boris Johnson’s Cabinet, believe expelling two former Chancellors, moderates and long serving Tories like @NSoames was huge error. “We’ve got to bring them back if we want to win the coming election” said one. Watch this space
— Lionel Barber (@lionelbarber) September 4, 2019
Zinger in the Commons from @NSoames. He thanked "My Rt Hon Friend the PM [Johnson], the leader of the House [Rees-Mogg] and other members of the cabinet whose serial disloyalty has been such an inspiration to so many of us"#rebelalliance
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) September 4, 2019
I am now afraid to wake up while far away and check social media.. UK in political meltdown (or I should say a mighty battle for soul of the nation) and Turkish twitter is melting with Erdogan hinting at Nuclear weapons.. https://t.co/c8XsxKi8I2
— Ziya Meral (@Ziya_Meral) September 4, 2019
Just received a text to say that my Association Chairman has been told that I am no longer a member of the Conservative Party. First I’d heard of that.
Not even a member of the Conservative Party?
I finally have something in common with Dominic Cummings.
— David Gauke (@DavidGauke) September 4, 2019
Another big Conservative beast is leaving the House of Commons. Sir Michael Fallon, veteran former Cabinet minister, is quitting as a Tory MP after 31 years at the next general election.
He was known in the Cabinet government as "minister for the Today programme". 1/2
— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) September 4, 2019
"This has become an English national party, a Brexit party, not really better than Farage's party."
MEP Philippe Lamberts, who's in the Brexit Steering Group, says "there's no negotiation" with the UK – and that Boris Johnson wants a no-deal Brexit to happen. pic.twitter.com/PnoEjuHPPi
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) September 4, 2019
Earlier (Dear God, was this just this morning?) :
Britain faces snap election after Johnson’s Brexit meltdown on first Commons vote
No10 spokesman confirms Boris Johnson will not be resigning . We’re in that territory already
— steve hawkes (@steve_hawkes) September 4, 2019
This is now one of the more remarkable PMQs I have seen. Real burning hatred for Johnson from the opposition benches. He looks unsettled. Attacks on racist remarks, Cummings and now his failure to apologise
— Tim Shipman (@ShippersUnbound) September 4, 2019
PMQs: Corbyn lambasts Johnson's Brexit plan after Commons defeat https://t.co/HkmJRvjCNp
— The Guardian (@guardian) September 4, 2019
— stefanstern (@stefanstern) September 4, 2019
@SamGyimah explaining how they had all decided to put the national interest before their personal interests and not only had the whip removed but their personal passes too.
Spiteful. Stupid. https://t.co/5nO9fkJytr
— Fionna O'Leary, Rees Mogg Can Call me Sir #FBPE (@fascinatorfun) September 4, 2019
Funny old game…
So Boris who accused May of begging the EU for a deal…
is now begging Corbyn for a General Election…
having lost his majority and his most talented MPs he now wants Corbyn to hep him out of the enormous hole he has dug himself into.
Very, very, Funny.
— ItwasSammyMcNally (@ItwasSammy) September 4, 2019
Spokesman for Jeremy Corbyn says this is not the position. Labour would back an election once the extension bill has Royal Assent, meaning it could still happen on October 15th. https://t.co/fV5VISvYYb
— Kevin Schofield (@PolhomeEditor) September 4, 2019
So. @BorisJohnson and Downing Street spinners are being SO misleading about the status of an impending #Brexit 'deal' with Ireland on the border – and the concept of all-Irish move on agricultural alignment for 'SPS'.
So…here is some debunkery.
— Peter Foster (@pmdfoster) September 4, 2019
Brexit: Irish border plan 'would only last for months' https://t.co/egnXgDyjGa
— Jayne McCormack (@BBCJayneMcC) September 4, 2019
The video of @TanDhesi passionately challenging Boris Johnson on his burqa comments is exceptional. The best is he doesn’t mess about. Calls the comments the now-PM made “racist”, which they were. Sustained clapping from the House. pic.twitter.com/QFOfhkYk8J
— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) September 4, 2019
This picture will be coming to an election poster near you. https://t.co/b7mM9bTLNg
— Philip Coggan (@econbartleby) September 4, 2019
A headline that tells you everything you need to know about the modern Conservative party https://t.co/yRk04cth63
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) September 4, 2019
— Mark Shelton (@MarkLShelton) September 4, 2019
I went ahead and circled the biggest national disaster with a Sharpie: pic.twitter.com/VpMQiW1EkI
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) September 4, 2019
The formal determination allows Trump, under an obscure statute in the federal code overseeing the military, to tap the funds appropriated for other purposes without sign-off from Congress. https://t.co/vWYJ6GXokN
— Jade Walker (@jadewalker) September 4, 2019
Pence officials said on the record that the president suggested Pence stay at his hotel. Later in the day Pence’s office called stories quoting those statements false and blamed the press. https://t.co/pH35wOoScn
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) September 4, 2019
Staying at Trump’s property in Doonbeg isn’t the only way Pence has helped line the president’s pockets. His political committee has spent more than $200,000 at Trump properties. https://t.co/npzh9hy7xP
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) September 4, 2019
it would behoove candidates to use the free prime-time TV slot to pound away at the diminished president. Trump has taken credit for just about everything, so it is time to start holding him accountable for just about everything https://t.co/4m2bHyV6bw
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) September 4, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate stands ready to vote on gun legislation in the wake of several mass shootings but only if he gets buy-in from President Donald Trump https://t.co/iJwI9jtwXL
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) September 4, 2019
"40 percent concurred … that 'When it comes to our political and social institutions, I cannot help thinking "just let them all burn"' [and] 'we cannot fix the problems in our social institutions, we need to tear them down and start over.'" https://t.co/iOiVrTgYa7
— Bill Scher (@billscher) September 4, 2019
WATCH: Aerial video from Tuesday show utter devastation in Marsh Harbor, one of the first places in the Bahamas ravaged by what was then Cat. 5 Hurricane Dorian. https://t.co/FXwdfIxECh pic.twitter.com/QIVaeAT5py
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 4, 2019
Here's the latest #Dorian storm surge forecast from this morning. The water could reach the following heights above ground somewhere in the indicated areas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide. For more details see https://t.co/tW4KeFW0gB pic.twitter.com/FnozVJ0eqh
— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) September 4, 2019
Central bankers are wrestling with a major problem: at what point will cutting rates ever more negative end up doing more harm than good?
— huw van steenis (@huwsteenis) September 3, 2019
— New York Post (@nypost) September 4, 2019