The Heat: UK Election

The Heat

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party won a landslide victory in British elections last week and he is already making plans for his new government.

After years of division over Brexit, Johnson campaigned on getting an agreement through the House of Commons that will finally see the United Kingdom leave the European Union. And, after he said it’s time for his country to heal.  But, despite his large majority, Johnson faces many challenges such as the economy. There has also been lots of international reaction, including from US President Donald Trump, who says he is anxious to do a big trade deal with the U.K.

To discuss all of this:

  • Helen Thomas is the CEO and Founder of BlondeMoney.
  • Ian Black is a visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics
  • Klaus Larres is a member of the Institute for Advanced Study and a Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
  • Joel Rubin is a former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State. 

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