Boris Johnson will suspend parliament tonight even if he fails in a second bid to trigger a general election.

The prime minister will move the motion for prorogation after MPs vote on a snap election late on Monday, or in the early hours of Tuesday morning, depending on Commons business.

Opposition leaders including Jeremy Corbyn have made clear they will oppose an election.

Johnson’s official spokesman also confirmed that the cross-party legislation to block a no-deal Brexit, which passed through parliament last week, would get royal assent today, allaying fears that the government could veto it.

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