UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called for the “closure” of divisions over Britain’s exit from the European Union (Brexit), saying his electoral victory gave an overwhelming mandate to leave Britain on January 31.
Johnson was one of the most prominent faces of the campaign to leave the federation in the 2016 referendum, and he ran in the elections under the slogan “Make the Brexit”, vowing to break the deadlock and spend more on health, education and the police.
Johnson scored the Conservative Party’s biggest victory since Margaret Thatcher won the landslide in 1987, and dealt a blow to his opponent, Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the opposition Socialist Workers Party, by winning 365 seats with a majority of 80 seats. Labor won 203 seats.
Since the referendum, the Brexit has caused a split in the United Kingdom and has sparked a search for self in everything from secession and immigration to capitalism, empire and modern British.
Johnson called for the start of the treatment phase.
On Friday, in front of his residence at 10 Downing Street, he said, “Frankly, I urge everyone on whatever side we are, and after three and a half years of sterile debate, I urge everyone to close the page and make room for treatment.”
“I know frankly and after a five-week election process, this country deserves a respite from bickering, a break from politics, and a lasting rest from talking about the Brexit.”
With that large majority, Johnson will now be able to quickly ratify his Brexit Agreement with the European Union and then the UK will be able to leave the Union on January 31, ten months after the originally planned date.
Both opponents and supporters of Brexit realize that this is the most important geopolitical move for the United Kingdom since World War II, as it will throw the world’s fifth largest economy and a pillar of the West into an unknown future.
Such a large majority brings to mind the majority achieved by former leaders such as Thatcher and Tony Blair during his leadership of the Labor Party. But for Johnson, with the exception of the Brexit, he offered little insight into his concept of the United Kingdom.
Johnson’s Conservatives captured a 43.6 percent share of the vote, the highest rate since his first Thatcher election victory in 1979, and higher than Blair’s in any of his three electoral victories.
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