Boris Johnson has announced his intention to form a new government on Friday. A Conservative Party leader also wants a new partnership with EU despite the Brexit.
The UK prime minister who had a brief meeting with the queen following Thursday’s landslide election victory called on the U.K. “to find closure and let the healing begin”.
On Friday, speaking in front of No 10. Downing Street, PM Johnson said as his country makes a delayed exit from the bloc, he would like a fresh partnership with the EU. According to Boris Johnson, that election means that getting Brexit done is now the irrefutable, irresistible, unarguable decision of the British people”.
The recent election victory gave Mr Johnson a majority of 80 seats — 365 of 650 seats — in the House of Commons. After the audience at the Buckingham Palace, the prime minister will be forming a new government.
According to o Johnson, the MPs will return to Westminster on Monday to form the new parliament. Under the current circumstances, Johnson is going to “unite and level up” with his new majority and wants to bring the country together. Speaking to the journalists, he insisted on working “flat out” and leading British “people’s government.”
The Conservative Party’s victory is rather impressive, it captured 365 seats with 43.6% of the votes — a majority the party has not enjoyed since 1987 when Margaret Thatcher won her third term.
Boris Johnson: “We will get Brexit done”
PM Johnson said that it is the right time to put an end to all those miserable threats of a second referendum. The British people first voted in favour of Brexit in a June 2016 referendum. Unfortunately, the process of finalizing the divorce move in fits and starts took more than three years. And Johnson has vowed to end this.
“We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January. No ifs, no buts, no maybes. Leaving the EU as one United Kingdom, taking back control of all those borders, money, our trade, immigration system, delivering on the democratic mandate of the people,” Mr Johnson said.