After Thumping Victory, Boris Johnson Focuses on Swift Brexit
Fresh from a decisive electoral victory, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to move quickly to take Britain out of the European Union, while promising to deliver billions of pounds in public spending to consolidate the Conservative Party’s once-in-a-generation gains among working-class voters still hurting from the financial crisis.
As Mr. Johnson basked in a historic victory that saw him win a majority of 80 seats in Parliament, attention quickly turned to what kind of vision he has for post-Brexit Britain after three years of political chaos. “I urge everyone to find closure and to let the healing begin,” he told supporters on the steps of Downing Street.
The Conservatives won 365 seats in the U.K. Parliament, the party’s biggest win since former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s 1987 re-election. That result gives Mr. Johnson huge political latitude not only to determine domestic policy but also to undertake a far-reaching reshaping of Britain’s relations with countries around the globe.
The beauty of UK elections was the peaceful and Democratic ethics.
Recall that Nigerian Presidential election witnessed ballot box snatching, shooting and killings.
In less than 24 hours; the results of UK elections were out and winner announced.
In Nigeria, collation was still going on after 4 days.