MPs have defeated the British government in a crunch vote on Brexit, aiming to prevent a no-deal.
Last night they won a bid to seize control of the parliamentary agenda today, by a majority of 27.
The cross-party group will now try to pass legislation, meaning they can bring forward a bill seeking to delay the UK's exit date from the EU.
21 Conservative rebels are set to lose the party whip after the vote - effectively meaning they'll be expelled from the parliamentary party.
Strange that a decision has been made to remove the whip from so many colleagues who were ministers so recently. Particularly when we voted repeatedly for a Brexit deal. I can’t think of a historical precedent. But I am not stepping down as an MP.
— Rory Stewart (@RoryStewartUK) September 3, 2019
In response to last night's vote, Boris Johnson confirmed he's tabling a motion for an early general election.
He said: "I don't want an election, but if MPs vote to stop negotiations and to compel another pointless delay to Brexit - potentially for years - then that would be the only way to resolve this."
However, opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said his party would only support an election if no-deal is blocked first.
Tonight we defeated Boris Johnson in his first Commons test and tomorrow we will legislate against his disastrous No Deal plans.
We'll support a vote to call a General Election, so the people can decide our country's future, once the Bill to stop No Deal is law.
— Jeremy Corbyn (@jeremycorbyn) September 3, 2019