Daily US Times, London: Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party wins the UK election by a majority. His Victory margin has stunned political pundits as it is one of the most dramatic electoral victories in decades.
Johnson’s strategy in the campaign to promote one single goal ”get Brexit’ done” seems worked very well.
It was a crushing defeat for Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn who said he would step down after a ‘process of reflection’. The election brings astonishing result for pro-remain party Liberal Democratic Party. Jo Swinson, leader of the party, lost her seat. The Scottish National Party swept the board in Scotland.
Conservative Party won 364 of the 650 seats so far, and the Labour Party won 203 seats. The Liberal Democrats have 11 seats, while the Scottish National Party posted big gains in Scotland, with 48 seats.
This win means very big for Boris Johnson. He has been a key figure in the Brexit campaign. As his party has the majority in the Parliament, it will be easy for him to make Brexit happened which is supposed to take place at the end of January.
At a victory rally on Friday morning, Johnson said, ‘We did it. We broke the deadlock, we smashed the roadblock. A new dawn rises on a new day.’
‘You may only have lent us your vote, you may not consider yourself a natural Tory. Your hand may have quivered over the ballot paper before you put your cross in the Conservative box and you may intend to return to Labour next time round. And if that is the case, I am humbled that you have put your trust in me and that you have put your trust in us. I, and we will never take your support for granted’, Johnson added.
Johnson said this election means Brexit will happen without any ‘ifs or buts’ and it has put an end to ‘all those miserable threats of a second referendum.’
He added, ‘And I say respectfully to our friend in the blue,12-star hat that’s it time to put a sock in the megaphone and give everybody some peace. I will make it my mission to work night and day, flat out, to prove that you were right in voting for me this time, and to earn your support in the future.”
The fate of the Labour Party seems to set early in the pool night when Blyth Valley went to conservatives. This constituency was on the hand of the Labour Party since it was created in 1950.