Johnson Pledges to Deliver Brexit by March Under Majority Conservative Government
With 7 days to go until the UK General Election, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has revealed his plans for his first 100 days in Government, should his Conservative party win a majority.
A confident Mr. Johnson has placed the passing of his Brexit deal to the top of the agenda, followed by a post-Brexit budget planned for February.
The latest opinion poll gives the Conservative party a 10-point lead over Labour.
The poll, by Savanta ComRes for The Daily Telegraph, puts Tory support at 42%, Labour on 32% and the Liberal Democrats on 12%.
21% said they may change their mind between now and polling day.
Outlining the intentions of the Conservatives if successful. Mr. Johnson intends to deliver Brexit by March 22nd – 100 days after the General Election.
He has also announced plans to introduce legislation over the first 100 days to allow for:
- A funding guarantee for the National Health Service (NHS)
- A new Australian-style points-based immigration system
- Tougher sentences to ensure terrorists spend longer in prison
- A system which prevents vexatious claims being brought against Armed Forces veterans
- Gigabit capable broadband across the UK
- The future schemes for trade, agriculture, fishing and the environment once we leave the EU
Mr. Johnson has also predicated what the outcome will be for Britain should the Conservatives fail to win a majority.
Predicting the outcome of a hung Parliament with Labour’s Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister he said, ‘With Corbyn, 2020 will be the year of two chaotic referendums on Brexit and Scottish Independence creating more uncertainty. Nothing else will happen. I believe the British people will choose to go forward and not return to the nightmare of a broken hung Parliament.’
Meanwhile, as the Labour party announced a ‘moral mission’ to save lives over Christmas and put an end to rough sleeping, Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn has criticised the Conservatives for being ‘directly responsible’ for people living and dying on the streets of the UK.
Responding to Mr. Johnson’s claims on the timeframe for delivery of Brexit, Liberal Democrat deputy leader Sir Ed Davey said, ‘This is pure fantasy. A Tory government would remain completely consumed by Brexit not just for the next 100 days, but for years to come. We must prevent Johnson getting a blank cheque to crash Britain out of the EU by the end of 2020.’
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