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Arthur I. Cyr: Boris Johnson’s impressive victory, Britain and Brexit

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17.12.2019

Britain’s Conservative Party and Prime Minister Boris Johnson have reasons to feel great satisfaction. The durable political party has scored an impressive political victory in the Dec. 12 general election.

The Conservatives won 365 seats out of the 650 in the House of Commons, a decisive majority. This vindicates Johnson’s daring political gamble in calling for a general election this month and confirms he now has support for his drive to secure Brexit, shorthand for leaving the European Union (EU).

By contrast, the Labour Party was decimated. The other main political party lost drastically, reduced to only 202 M.P.s (Members of Parliament, the designation for those in the House of Commons). This is the lowest Labour total since 1935.

The two parties were close to one another in the national vote in the last general election, held June 8, 2017. At that time, the Conservatives won 42.4% of the vote to........

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