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.
Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon says the UK election result in Scotland "emphatically confirmed" that Scots want to remain in the European Union. Follow live updates: https://t.co/Xkuy7Kbz6L pic.twitter.com/AoJBbYebRJ
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) December 13, 2019
The resounding Conservative UK election victory shows the “average voter” has vehemently rejected “the most left-wing Labour manifesto in history,” along with its “antisemite” leader in Jeremy Corbyn, according to Sky News host Peta Credlin.https://t.co/9yir4E6kdu #Credlin
— Sky News Australia (@SkyNewsAust) December 16, 2019
I want European Londoners to stay here after #Brexit. That’s why this year alone we’ve provided £125k’s worth of free legal advice to help them apply for settled status. Tonight we thanked all the people who helped us make that happen. #LondonIsOpen pic.twitter.com/0eEyoTHJWv
— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) December 16, 2019