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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn clashed after MPs voted to reject an early election for the second time in the House of Commons on Monday.

"I earlier urged the house to trust the people but once again, the opposition think they know better," said Johnson, after his second attempt failed.

The opposition leader responded by calling the government a "disgrace" and urged the government to reflect on their decision to shut down the Commons.

Shortly afterwards, Parliament was prorogued until October 14.

At present, the UK is set to leave the EU on October 31, regardless of whether a withdrawal deal has been agreed.

But new legislation, which was granted royal assent on Monday, will force the prime minister to seek a delay unless a deal is approved by MPs by October 19.

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