Boris Snaps It Up

December 21, 2019
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In July, then British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned after several unsuccessful attempts at getting parliament to approve a plan for how the United Kingdom would exit the European Union (EU), more commonly referred to as Brexit. After two months of uncertainty as to who would be the next British prime minister, Boris Johnson, one of the loudest champions of Brexit, was voted into the position by parliament. He promised the British people that he would get Brexit done by the end of October. Well, that didn’t happen. Instead, Prime Minister Johnson took a gamble and called for a snap election. What was the hope in calling a snap election? The hope was that his party (the Conservative Party) would win enough control over parliament to pass a pending Brexit plan. Well, his risky move paid off! The Tories (or those in the Conservative Party) won the greatest majority in parliament since Margaret Thatcher’s election victory in 1987. That’s huge for Prime Minister Johnson. Now, the question still remains: Will he be able to get Britain out of the EU? He says he’ll get it done by the end of January. We’ll keep you posted!