Boris Johnson promises to deliver Brexit after crushing win

World | 13 Dec 2019 3:53 pm

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is his duty to deliver on the promises made by the Conservatives at the election.

In a victory speech in London, Johnson said he will work "night and day" to repay the trust of voters after he led the Conservatives to an "historic" election victory.

He said it was a mandate to take the UK out of the EU next month "no ifs, no buts.''

Tories will now be able to get Brexit done. It is now the “irrefutable, unarguable” decision of the British people, he said.

Jeremy Corbyn has said he will not fight another election as Labour Party leader after the party was swept aside in its traditional heartlands.

Johnson said it was a "new dawn" for the country - echoing comments Tony Blair made when he won power in 1997.

He thanked Labour voters, many of whom, he said, had backed the Conservatives for the first time.

Tories must recognize that they are now a one-nation party, representing everyone from Kensington to Clwyd South, from Surrey Heath to Sedgefield.

Johnson ended his comments, saying: "Let’s get Brexit done. But first let’s get breakfast done.''

With 648 of the UK's 650 constituencies to have declared their results, the Tories had won 363 seats to deliver a huge House of Commons majority.-The Guardian/Sky News/BBC

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