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The ayes to the right, 298. The noes to the left, 56.
Thank you. The ayes to the right, 298. The noes to the left, 56. So the ayes have it, but the House will be aware that the motion has not obtained the majority required under the Fixed Term Parliaments Act 2011. Unlock. Oh, very good. Well done. Yes. Yes, indeed. Point of order to the prime minister.
Thank you very much for your kindness. I know that the leader of the opposition is once again not in his place in what I think is a slightly symbolic way. Mr Speaker, 48 hours ago, he was leading the chants of 'stop the coup'. Let the people vote. Now he's saying 'stop the election and stop the people from voting'.
I think there's only one solution. I think he has become, to my knowledge, the first leader of the opposition in the democratic history of our country to refuse the invitation to an election, Mr Speaker. I can only speculate as to the reasons behind his hesitation. The obvious conclusion is I'm afraid that he does not think he will win. And I urge him, I urge his colleagues to reflect on what I think is the unsustainability of this position overnight and in the course of the next few days.