Britain's Boris Johnson humiliated by his own Parliament over Brexit

LONDON - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has suffered an unprecedented double political defeat, as Parliament not only rejected his bid to pull Britain out of the European Union as quickly as possible, but also denied him the right to hold early elections.

Fresh general elections are still very likely to take place. But at least for the moment, Mr Johnson is trapped in a legal stalemate which severely restricts his room for manoeuvre and seriously dents his reputation.

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