Boris Johnson has pledged to ensure that Britain leaves the European Union in January 2020 after he won the United Kingdom general elections yesterday.
Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson(born 19 June 1964) is a British politician, writer, and former journalist who has been the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party since July 2019
Johnson who has been very vocal on Britain leaving the European Union has done everything to ensure that Britain leaves the Union. Speaking in London, the PM said it was a mandate to take the UK out of the EU next month “no ifs, no buts”.
In a victory speech, Mr Johnson told activists “we did it” and it was a “new dawn” for the country. With just two seats left to declare, the Tories have a majority of 76.
Having won the elections, Mr. Boris Johnson thanked the Labour party voters for believing in his agenda and entrusting him to collectively help Britain with the Brexit campaign.
Boris Johnson had this to say after the he was announced as the winner of the general elections;
“You may intend to return to Labour next time round, and if that is the case, I am humbled that you have put your trust in me, and I will never take your support for granted.”
Boris Johnson has been a huge advocate for Britain to leave the European Union
“I will make it my mission to work night and day, flat out to prove that you were right in voting for me this time, and to earn your support in the future,” Boris said.
“And I say to you that in this election your voice has been heard, and about time too.”The people want change…we cannot and we must not let them down.” Continued Boris
According to the BBC, this is how the different parties fared during the general elections;
With just one constituency left to declare, the Conservatives have 364 MPs, Labour 203, the SNP 48, Liberal Democrats 11 and the DUP eight.
Sinn Fein have seven MPs, Plaid Cymru four, the SDLP have two; and the Green Party and Alliance Party one each.
That means the Conservatives will have their biggest majority at Westminster since Margaret Thatcher’s 1987 election victory.
Labour, which has lost seats across the North, Midlands and Wales in places which backed Brexit in 2016, is facing its worst defeat since 1935; while Jo Swinson has quit as Liberal Democrat leader after losing her seat to the SNP.
According to Mr. Boris Johnson’s victory speech as published by Al Jazeera, he not only intends to ensure that Britain leaves the European Union, he also intends to bring better health care to the nation.
“Because we politicians have squandered the last three years, three and a half years, in squabbles about Brexit – we’ve even been arguing about arguing, and about the tone of our arguments.
“And I will put an end to all that nonsense, and we will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes.
“Leaving the European Union as one United Kingdom, taking back control of our laws, borders, money, our trade, immigration system, delivering on the democratic mandate of the people.
“And, at the same time, this one-nation Conservative government will massively increase our investment in the NHS, the health service that represents the very best of our country, with a single, beautiful idea that whoever we are – rich, poor, young, old – the NHS is there for us when we are sick, and every day that service performs miracles.
“And that is why the NHS is this one-nation Conservative Government’s top priority.
“And so we will deliver 50,000 more nurses, and 50 million more GP surgery appointments and how many new hospitals?”
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