Brexit delay bill clears the Commons.
The Conservative leader insists that his threat to take Britain out of the European Union - with or without a divorce deal - on October 31 will eventually force the bloc's 27 other leaders to agree to better terms.
A cross-party alliance of MPs moved Tuesday to take control of the parliamentary agenda, setting the stage for another vote on Wednesday which could see MPs pass legislation that would delay Brexit until January 31 unless an exit deal is approved beforehand.
If the Lords pass any amendments, it will have to return to the Commons for approval.
The second largest opposition force, the Scottish National Party (SNP), wants to use its leverage to increase the chances of Scottish independence.
Throughout this process the position of the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn has not been straightforward.
But they, along with the SNP and others, want to see no deal categorically ruled out before they'll commit.
He expelled them all from the party, depriving his six-week-old government of a parliamentary majority.
Tired voters out there, don't breathe a sigh of relief though - an election, eventually, is all but inevitable. He is a better campaigner than Theresa May, but he shares numerous characteristics that caused her to lose her majority in 2017 despite starting with a poll lead of 15-20 points.
Boris Johnson has lost his motion to hold a snap general election.
Johnson's planned suspension is also facing several legal challenges.
The Prime Minister suffered an embarrassing blow even before the vote, when Conservative MP Phillip Lee defected to the Liberal Democrats right as Johnson was addressing the House on Tuesday afternoon.
After David Cameron's ignominious and, as some would go on to say, "cowardly" resignation in the aftermath of his humiliating referendum defeat, Theresa May found herself in the position of prime minister.
The Labour MP for Slough, Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, demanded with great passion that the PM apologise for comments he made a while ago in a newspaper article comparing Muslim women to letterboxes.
Johnson took office in July, three years after the 2016 referendum vote to leave the European Union, promising to deliver Brexit whatever happens. For the hard-line Tories, this posed an unacceptable threat to the very union of the United Kingdom itself - they wanted the backstop removed. Among those bounced out were former International Development Secretary Rory Stewart; Kenneth Clarke, a former treasury chief and the longest-serving member of the House of Commons; and Nicholas Soames, the grandson of Johnson hero Winston Churchill.
For now, he is unable to pursue his Brexit plan - the central focus of his leadership - or call an election that might change the situation. "I am truly sad that it should end in this way".
He added: "I will walk out of here looking up at the sky, not down at my shoes". It is in the chaos of trying to find answers to those questions that the Brexit saga has taken place.