Boris Johnson leads Conservative Party to historic victory in UK general election. There’s still a long way to go before Brexit drama ends.
Big Time Lucky: Boris Johnson’s gamble to call a snap December general election has paid him a rich dividend. His Conservative Party has won a resounding majority (they won 364 seats in a House that requires 326 for a majority) and its vote share of 45% is its highest since 1970.
The Labour Party, on the other hand, failed to capitalise on the enthusiasm that propelled it upwards in the 2017 snap election, which saw a hung Parliament in constant and bitter discord. Guardian
Brexit Beckons Bullish Boris: The biggest issue of election was undoubtedly Brexit. And the biggest takeaway might as well be that the people of the UK are overwhelmingly fed up of years of gridlock and want Brexit to be resolved at the earliest.
And this resolution will involve getting Brexit done (which was also the Conservatives’ campaign slogan). Johnson’s deal with the European Union – which both parties have endorsed – will still need Parliament’s approval.
While this now seems to be an easy task, what with the Conservatives’ massive majority, it only marks the beginning of the Brexit process. Britain will still have to bilaterally negotiate a trade deal with the EU and other countries. CNN
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