Johnson vows to cut UK immigration if he wins election
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to cut immigration levels if he is successful at Thursday's general election.Mr Johnson referenced Australia's immigration system as a guide for his own, and guaranteed to tighten restrictions on Britain's intake after it leaves the European Union.
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 The Tories have won 363 seats in the House of Commons, passing well over the 326 mark for outright majority. Boris Johnson .
Boris Johnson has promised to deliver Brexit and repay the trust of voters after he led the He said: "We will get Brexit done on time by 31 January - no ifs , no buts , not maybe." Others have blamed the party's support for another Brexit referendum and the long-running clear message" that it did not want a Boris Johnson Conservative government and the prime minister did not have a mandate to
With 649 of the UK's 650 constituencies to have declared their results, the Tories had won 364 seats to deliver a huge House of Commons majority.
It is set to be the largest majority of any government since 2001 and the Conservatives' highest number of seats since Margaret Thatcher was their leader.
United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, again
United Kingdom votes to decide the fate of Brexit, againVoters go to the polls on Thursday in an election that will pave the way for Brexit under Prime Minister Boris Johnson or propel Britain toward another referendum that could ultimately reverse the decision to leave the European Union.
Boris Johnson has delivered his first speech after his Conservative party won a landslide majority in With this election I think we've put an end to all those miserable threats of a second referendum . No ifs , no buts , no maybes - leaving the European Union as one United Kingdom, taking back control of
Prime Minister Boris Johnson 's Conservative party secured a comfortable majority — meaning fewer hurdles The SNP believes it now has a new mandate to hold another referendum , as the majority of Scotland "We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs , no buts , no maybes," the
- Tories secure best election result since Margaret Thatcher in 1987
- Labour suffer worst result since 1935
- Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson loses her seat to SNP and will be replaced
- Chuka Umunna, Dominic Grieve and Anna Soubry also among those to lose seats
The prime minister will now visit the Queen to form a government having secured what he described as a "powerful new mandate to get Brexit done".
Speaking at a victory rally in Westminster before sunrise this morning, Mr Johnson hailed a political "earthquake" which saw Labour support crumble in its heartlands in the face of a Conservative landslide.
He told Tory activists: "We did it, we pulled it off didn't we?
"We broke the deadlock, we ended the gridlock, we smashed the roadblock."
Johnson doesn't vote for himself as millions head to polls for UK election
Facing a huge task to secure a parliamentary majority in the national vote, the British Prime Minister broke election tradition by choosing not to register in his own marginal London seat.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has bizarrely decided not to vote for himself despite the UK general election on a knife's edge as millions of voters head to polling booths.
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." Britain’s leading Conservative Party has won Thursday’s early general election after securing more
The man who lost the UK election to Boris Johnson has lashed out in a blunt concession speech as the full The SNP is calling for another independence referendum . Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain will leave the EU by January 31, “ no ifs or buts ” due to his “ stonking ” mandate from voters.
Thank you to everyone across our great country who voted, who volunteered, who stood as candidates. We live in the greatest democracy in the world.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson)
He added: "With this election I think we've put an end to all those miserable threats of a second referendum."
Mr Johnson said "politicians have squandered the last three years, three and a half years in squabbles", but "this election means that getting Brexit done is now the irrefutable, irresistible, unarguable decision of the British people".
"I will put an end to all that nonsense and we will get Brexit done on time by the January 31 - no ifs, no buts, no maybes."
And he had a message for the traditional Labour voters who switched sides and "lent" the Conservatives their vote.
"Your hand may have quivered over the ballot paper as you put your cross in the Conservative box and you may intend to return to Labour the next time around," said the PM.
SNP increases its dominance over Scotland in general election exit poll strengthening Nicola Sturgeon's calls for a second independence referendum
The hotly-await general election exit poll puts Nicola Sturgeon's Scottish National Party on 55 seats, four short of the total across the country and 20 more than the outcome in 2017. Across the whole of the UK the Conservatives are projected to secure a stomping majority of 86, with Labour plummeting to just 191 seats against the Tories' 368.
Conservatives celebrate their biggest win since Margaret Thatcher. Boris Johnson promises Brexit, and a life after it. “We will get Brexit done on time on the 31st of January — no ifs , no buts , no maybes,” he added. In a 2014 referendum , 45 percent of the voters in Scotland backed independence, and
Johnson called the results a "powerful mandate " for the Conservatives. "I will put an end to all that nonsense and we will get Brexit done on time by January 31, no ifs , no buts ." He also said that the election outcome is a signal to people wanting a second referendum .
If that is the case, I am humbled that you have put your trust in me... and I will not take it for granted."
Meanwhile - as their fabled "red wall" of seats in the North and Midlands crumbled in the face of Mr Johnson's pro-Leave message - Labour suffered their worst election result, in terms of seats, since 1935.
They had won 203 seats by 7am - some 59 seats down on their result at the 2017 election.
Jeremy Corbyn responded by announcing he would not lead Labour in any future general election campaign after a "very disappointing night".
But he suggested he would not be departing as Labour leader immediately and would instead oversee a "process of reflection" in the party.
Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson also suffered a miserable night, after failing to secure re-election to parliament by losing her East Dunbartonshire seat to the SNP.
Her party will hold a leadership election in the New Year to choose her successor.
"This is clearly a setback for liberal values," she said after the Lib Dems failed to make a breakthrough on Thursday night.
"But there are millions of people across the country who believe in them.
No ifs, no buts and no second referendum - Johnson hails 'stonking' mandate
Boris Johnson says he's "ended the gridlock" in British politics by delivering the Conservatives' best general election result since 1987 - achieved by tearing seats from Labour in its heartlands. With 649 of the UK's 650 constituencies to have declared their results, the Tories had won 364 seats to deliver a huge House of Commons majority.
That means Boris Johnson is mandated to implement its Brexit plans by the end of January.' French weekly financial paper La Tribune headlined their UK The French paper, having gone to press before the result was clear, speculated last night: 'Brexit with Boris Johnson or a second referendum with
The result could give the SNP mandate to push for a second Independence vote - after they lost the first 2014 result 44.7 per cent to 55.3 per cent. The poll also forecast Boris Johnson is on course to win an overall majority of 86 in the House of Commons.
"By coming together to fight for them, we can create a positive future."
Ms Swinson's loss in her constituency came as the SNP also gained other seats to return to near-complete dominance across Scotland.
SNP leader and Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon refreshed her call for a second Scottish independence referendum as she claimed her country and the rest of the UK are on "divergent paths".
For the first time in Northern Ireland's history, nationalist MPs were set to outnumber unionist MPs, after the DUP lost two seats.
This included the DUP's Westminster leader Nigel Dodds losing his North Belfast seat.
The foundation of the Conservatives' election victory was based on winning a swathe of seats in Leave-supporting areas, many of which had been held by Labour ever since they were created.
The result suggests a fundamental realignment of UK politics, with many of those constituencies won by the Tories on Thursday night having delivered large Labour majorities under former prime minister Tony Blair.
These include seats such as Bolsover, which had been held by Labour since it's creation in 1950, and Newcastle-under-Lyme, which had been held by Labour since the end of the First World War.
In a recording obtained by website BuzzFeed, Mr Johnson told aides at the Conservative Party's headquarters that "no one can now refute" his "stonking mandate" to deliver Brexit.
Boris Johnson sees ‘wonderful adventure’ after Brexit. But Scotland and Northern Ireland brace for a bumpier ride.
The Conservatives won big, Brexit seems unstoppable and Johnson promises Britain will get its mojo back.“We’re going to recover our national self-confidence, our mojo, our self-belief, and we’re going to do things differently and better as a country,” Johnson told an audience of prescreened supporters at a cricket club in Sedgefield.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says his government has got a "powerful new mandate " to deliver Brexit "We will get Brexit done on time by the 31st of January, no ifs , no buts , no maybes Labour party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, who had promised a second Brexit referendum , said he would stand
Triumphant Boris Johnson ordered Remainers calling for a second referendum to 'put a sock in it' today as he hailed his staggering election landslide. Boris Johnson (pictured at his count in Uxbridge this morning) hailed a ' mandate to get Brexit done' as he marched his new blue-collar Tory
He added: "We must understand now what an earthquake we have created. The way in which we have changed the political map of this country.
"We have to grapple with the consequences of that, we have to change our own party, we have to rise to the level of events, we must... we must answer the challenge that the British people have given us."
However, it was not a complete success for Mr Johnson on Thursday night, with the Tories' losing seats in Remain-supporting areas such as Putney, won by Labour, and St Albans, won by the Lib Dems.
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Queen Elizabeth to set out UK PM Johnson's agenda on Thursday .
Queen Elizabeth to set out UK PM Johnson's agenda on ThursdayJohnson led his Conservative Party on Thursday to their biggest national election win since Margaret Thatcher's landslide victory of 1987, trouncing his socialist Labour Party opponent Jeremy Corbyn by winning 365 parliamentary seats and securing an overall majority of 80.