Boris Johnson's Conservative party wins big in U.K. election

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The British elections have re ordered politics in the UK it was a white bout for the left wing labor party and prime minister Boris Johnsons Conservative Party comes out stronger than they've been in years Johnson says this gives him an overwhelming mandate to get brexit don John Pete is an editor for the economist covering politics and brexit welcome back to the program yes hello first just how big a victory was this for Boris Johnson well it was right at the top end of expectations I think most of the opinion polls suggested the concept has had a significant lead over labor but they had narrowed in recent weeks and there was some talk until yesterday of possibly him not having a majority tool so I think it's a pretty strong personal crime for Boris Johnson this triumph of the Tory party is such a shift from just a few months ago when members of the party we're changing sides to deny Boris Johnson a majority in parliament what changed two things have happened I mean the first is that Boris Johnson is a strong believer in brexit unlike his predecessor Theresa may who didn't really happen Esiason for it and the other thing that that happened has been critical of the areas that might kill her Aussies brexit policy which really sort of emerged at the beginning of the year and such to threaten the Tories oxygen Minish Bacall's Boris Johnson presented a brexit deal that even Rogers and faces soul as quite a heart full of bricks it the towards the end of this election the brexit party more less included on their fates went to the Taurus tells about how labor got so demolished in areas that had supported the party for a century in some cases well I think that's partly about bricks is because the same matter is also baited very strongly to leave the European Union back in twenty sixteen and a lot of the virtues that say why and we left already what's going on and then not to impress they would not impressed by Jeremy Corbyn the labor leaders ambivalence eva brexit right but the other thing frankly is enormous doubts about Jeremy Corbyn himself you know he presented a very left wing program with massive spending pledges and threats to sort of you know up and capitalism as we know it and I think a lot of traditional labor vases they all from the left but they just sold this is unrealistic impossible of a kind of vision of the revolution referred from London problem a more typical labor supporter and he's just lost touch with his old rebate as labor has traditionally been the party of the workers and many of these areas in northern England that had voted for labor for generations are working class lower economic status Boris Johnson meanwhile comes from a wealthy privileged background how do you think he managed to convince these voters that he is one of them or at least that he will side with them well to be honest I think there's a sort of parallel here with what Donald Trump managed to do in the United States I was gonna have what he did first willing the brexit obviously he said look you guys waited to leave the European Union I'm the one you need to back it orders to deliver brexit and deliver the future that promises but he also managed as he may play on the fact that with brexit and I'm a promise to spend more money on the National Health Service the conservatives would would do more to stand up to the old reworking man and would do more than labor and that was enough I think to persuade these pages to give a try to Boris Johnson some of them and some of the commentators in the people who know who these regions well say that in effect they have lent their fates to Boris Johnson which means that if he doesn't deliver what they want in a rising living standards and so on he could he could lose a fight in the next election that'll permanently Tory you could describe in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania here I think that's exactly the thing you know this is a kind of blue color but for the Tories which is unusual could last but it it you shouldn't take it for granted if I could just ask you to look ahead to Boris Johnson is promising he will get breaks it down by January thirty first do you think that's reliable yes he will do that but the problem that that leaves nothing to the first stage that's the withdrawal the much more complicated question if the future relationship with the European Union and that has to be negotiated and it'll be a very long drawn out process and we could easily have trouble with the planned deadline for completing that negotiation which is the end of next year that may not be enough time John Pete of the economist thank you

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