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How will Boris Johnson 'get Brexit done' after election victory? Updated: 2019-12-13 16:15:09 KST

Three-and-a-half years after Britain's fateful vote to leave the European Union, will Thursday election finally clear up the uncertainty?
The snap election ended with the majority of Parliament's 650 seats going to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party, and their pledge to "Get Brexit Done."
The main opposition Labour meanwhile suffered a crushing defeat.

"Many people in the UK three years after the Brexit vote, they don't want to discuss this anymore and they feel that Brexit should happen. And that's what the Conservative party was promising. But secondly, I think this is very important Jeremy Corbyn himself. The leader of the Labour party was he's and was quite unpopular and his policies. Not all of them were unpopular but there was this perception that he was too left-wing for the UK and I think that made many traditional labor voters reluctant to vote for him."

Boris Johnson had called for an early election to garner more support for his hard-line Brexit plan, pledging the UK would leave the EU by January 31st, and that the period of determining Britain's relationship with the EU would not be extended beyond December 2020.
But experts say this may be easier said than done.

"Many members of The conservative parties who have been voted in who are going to be MPS. They actually support for example to stay it the single market, to stay in the customs union. It's going to divide the party once more so I think the deadlock will contiue when it coems to the future relationship with the European Union.."

"I think for a lot of people and for a lot of the economic factors just getting something over the line will remove a lot of this insecurity. If Britain does leave the EU on January 31st, then it will have to start renegotiating deals around the world with other countries. We've already had some agreements with South Korea. There will be other ones with America, China, big economic players, but then also smaller middle powers and lesser powers around the world."

Brexit could be "done" in the months to come, with Johnson staying in Downing Street.
But that won't be the end of the Brexit story.
Oh Soo-young, Arirang News.
Reporter : osy@arirang.com
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