Welcoming 109 new lawmakers, Johnson vows a speedy Brexit
LONDON: Newly elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson will welcome 109 new Conservative lawmakers to parliament on Monday, vowing to honor his election pledges to get Brexit done as soon as possible and boost funding to the state health service.
Johnson will seek to speed up the approval by parliament of his withdrawal agreement with the European Union after winning a commanding majority in last week’s UK election. He will start investing money into health, education and policing.
Winning over many traditional supporters of the main opposition Labor Party in northern and central England, the premier has proclaimed he will lead a “people’s government” and “repay the public’s trust by getting Brexit done”.
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“This election and the new generation of MPs (members of parliament) that have resulted from Labour towns turning blue will help change our politics for the better,” said a source in Johnson’s Downing Street official residence said.
“The PM has been very clear that we have a responsibility to deliver a better future for our country and that we must repay the public’s trust by getting Brexit done.”
According to details, Johnson’s government in expected to bring the Withdrawal Agreement Bill back to parliament before Christmas, to allow Britain to exit the EU by January 31. It will try to secure a trade agreement with the bloc before the end of next year.
On Thursday setting out his government’s program in a a Queen’s Speech, Johnson also promised to have more funds for Britain’s much loved but struggling public health service.
Johnson wants to move quickly to unite a country riven by disagreements over how, when or whether Britain should leave the EU Towns, villages and even families have been fractured.
“By getting Brexit done, this One Nation Conservative government will help this country move forward.” Our job is to serve the people of this country, and the people’s government will deliver on the people’s priorities.”