Brexit crisis: After losing majority, UK PM Boris Johnson mulls calling early elections

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday after rebel MPs triggered a vote that could allow them to stop Boris Johnson pursuing a “no-deal” Brexit. Soon after suffering the defeat, Boris Johnson said the only way to stop the rebel MPs was to call an early election.

“I don’t want an election but if MPs vote tomorrow to stop the negotiations and to compel another pointless delay of Brexit, potentially for years, then that will be the only way to resolve this,” Boris Johnson was quoted as saying by AFP.

He said he would table a parliamentary motion to call an early election after lawmakers voted against his Brexit strategy in a major defeat.

This comes more than three years after people in the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. Ever since then, the Brexit crisis has continued and its future remains uncertain.