An opposition bill which would force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask the European Union for an extension to Britain's departure to avoid a no-deal exit was approved by parliament's appointed upper chamber, the House of Lords, on Friday (September 6).
The new prime minister says he wants to take Britain out of the EU on October 31, with or without a deal with the bloc.
Johnson says the only solution to the Brexit deadlock is a new election, which he wants to take place on October 15, allowing him to win a new mandate with two weeks left to leave on time.
Two-thirds of parliament's lawmakers need to back an early election, but opposition parties, including Labour, said they would either vote against or abstain on this until the law to force Johnson to seek a Brexit delay is implemented.
Asked when he would allow an election to take place, Corbyn said: "When we're absolutely clear there's no crashing out on the 31st of October."