This is a perfect example of Lakoffian framing.
The fact is that an unelected Prime Minister has again been humiliated by an elected Parliament.
A short explainer...
Remember when the Electoral Commmission ruled that Vote Leave had broken electoral law? They instantly declared the EC as "politically biased".
The story then? VL accuses EC of political bias?
Today's story is now about Johnson's 'defiance', rather than his humiliating political failure.
As ever, well-meaning people will argue the toss on this. Because often the last people to spot skilled manipulation are the skillfully manipulated.
Honestly, it isn't.
It's bogstandard PR.
As any small local PR agency (or solo practitioner) worth their salt would recommend.