by Deanna Maria R.

BREXIT looks to be a go in the UK as a BBC correspondent announces, at six minutes past five in the morning (UK Time), the conservatives have won the general election of 2019. Former LD party leader Jo Swinson, who lost her seat to the SNP leader Amy Callaghan, states, “For millions of people in our country, these results will bring dread and dismay and people are looking for hope.” Meanwhile, dually elected Prime Minister Boris Johnson thanks the people of the country for turning out to vote.

With an approximate conservative majority of 86, the largest conservative majority since Margret Thatcher’s third victory in 1987, some claim dually elected PM Boris Johnson has ‘redrawn the map’. Labour party MP John McDonnell agrees with the correspondent that, for the Labour party, it is the worst results since 1935. Meanwhile, another correspondent is shown walking along a map with a border in red asking ‘how much will this wall crumble tonight’.

The red wall represents the Labour party.

Conservative MP Mark Francois likens the Labour party’s wall coming down in 2019 to that of the fall of Russia’s Berlin wall in 1989. A hard-fought general election campaign during the cold months of the year, members of the conservative party and Brexit party did not want a second referendum and they wanted also to break the gridlock that encapsulated the UK. This general election has become history in the making while the world looks on to see what happens surrounding BREXIT.