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Brexit : The UK just gave Boris Johnson a major show of support

by on December 13, 2019 in Latest News, Lead Article, News you can use

Brexit  :  The UK just gave Boris Johnson a major show of support

Yesterday, voters hit the polls for a general election…and handed his Conservative Party a sweeping majority in Parliament.

The win wasn’t unexpected. But this was a landslide, on track to be the best showing for the Conservative Party in more than 30 years. And the worst for the opposition Labour Party in more than 80.

That’s a lot of years.

Right – which is why Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he’ll be doing some reflecting over what happened. He may not need to look far: many Labour members blamed Corbyn personally for the loss. He says he won’t be leading the party into the next election.

So…what does this mean for Brexit?

That it might actually happen. Johnson had run on a campaign to “get Brexit done.” Now he says the win gives his party a “powerful new mandate” to do it by next month’s deadline.

Anything else?

Yup. A record number of women have been elected to Parliament – beating its 2017 high. Also, a bunch of seats just went to the Scottish National Party who’s supported a second referendum on independence from the UK.

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Johnson called for this election as a way to get Brexit through. It was a gamble. But his win seems to show that after multiple delays, voters want to make Brexit happen and move the country out of limbo.

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