Welcoming new lawmakers, Johnson promises a speedy Brexit
109 new Conservative lawmakers will be welcomed by prime Minister Boris Johnson promising 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 and also to start money into education, health and policing after winning a controlling majority in last week’s election.
“This election and the new generation of MPs (members of parliament) that have led to 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 nation and that we have to repay the public’s trust by getting Brexit done.” Johnson’s government is expected to bring the Withdrawal Agreement Bill back to parliament before Christmas, to allow Britain to depart the EU from Jan. 31, his ministers have said. Then it will try to secure a trade agreement before the end of next year with the bloc.
In the programme of his government being set out by a Queen’s Speech on Thursday, he’ll also guarantee additional funds for Britain public health service – . After more than three years of debate over Brexit, Johnson would like to move quickly to try and unite a nation riven by disagreements over how, when or whether Britain should leave the EU. Villages towns and families have been fractured.
Brexit scrambled traditional party loyalties, with Johnson’s Conservatives going into Thursday’s election a swift Brexit. The election saw Labour suffer its worst result since 1935 as many of its supporters who wanted to leave the EU switched sides to the Conservatives.
Johnson has said he knows that their votes had been just lent his party by many Labour voters – but he wants to maintain them. “Our job is to serve the people of this country, and the people’s government will deliver on the public’s priorities.”