Boris Johnson has suffered a handful of colossal defeats in the Commons since coming to power, as Remainer MPs successfully passed a law that aims to block the UK leaving the EU without a Brexit deal on October 31. Speaking ahead of this vote at The UK in a Changing Europe's no deal report launch last Wednesday, political scientist John Curtice outlined Jeremy Corbyn's plan to avoid a general election and leave the Prime Minister in "a box with no obvious escape". The Politics Professor at Strathclyde University told "If the opposition managed to get the legislation through that says the Prime Minister cannot go for no deal unless he gets a positive vote in the House of Commons for no deal, having come back from the European Council, and then says 'you cannot have an election'.

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