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 Express.co.uk: "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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