Boris Johnson plans to pass Brexit Bill in three days is rejected by MPs
The Prime Minister said he will 'pause' legislation until the EU decides whether they will grant an extension.
Boris Johnson's 'do or die' vow to leave the EU by October 31st hangs in the balance after MPs voted to reject a proposal that would see his Brexit Bill passed through the commons in three days.
The government lost 322 to 308 in a crucial vote which could have seen the bill pass all stages of the Commons by Thursday and on its way to becoming law.
The Prime Minister's latest setback comes after The Commons supported the Withdrawal Agreement Bill 329 votes to 299, the first time any agreement has been backed in a vote by MPs.
Earlier, the PM warned he would seek an election if MPs dismissed the plan and the EU granted an extension to the October 31st Brexit deadline.
After the vote, he told the Commons he would "pause" the legislation until the EU had "stated their intentions".
A spokesman from the European Commission said: "[The Commission] takes note of tonight's result and expects the UK government to inform us about the next steps."
Following the results, Mr Johnson told MPs he was "disappointed" they had "voted for delay", and said the UK "now faced further uncertainty".
Despite the setbacks, Boris insisted that Brexit would go ahead at the end of the month, adding: "One way or another, we will leave the EU with this deal to which this House has just given its assent."