Only a few days ago he said he would rather 'die in a ditch' than ask the EU for an extension to Brexit negotiations.
But it seems Boris Johnson may have to admit defeat, and find another way to deal with his deeply divided government.
His attempt to call an early election has been thrown out, and Parliament suspended for the next five weeks.
He needed more than 430 votes to get a snap election - he only got 293.
That's left him cornered if he wants the UK to leave the bloc on October 31st.
And where does this leave Brexit?
Bobby Friedman, political commentator on UK politics and the author of 'Bercow, Mr Speaker: Rowdy Living in the Tory Party'
Alex De Ruyter, director of the Centre for Brexit Studies at Birmingham City University.
Sonia Purnell, journalist and author of 'Just Boris: A Tale of Blond Ambition'.
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