Huge Tory victory cannot disguise the uncertainties that lie ahead

Johnson has made promises he cannot keep, while the union is likely to come under extreme pressure

13th December, 2019
Huge Tory victory cannot disguise the uncertainties that lie ahead
Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds enter 10 Downing Street this morning. Picture: Getty

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar had said he wanted “certainty” in the outcome of the British general election. He has got that, with Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party winning a thumping majority of 78 seats.

The EU withdrawal treaty deal – kickstarted by Varadkar’s meeting with Johnson at a stately home outside Liverpool in October – is set to be passed by the British Parliament before January 31....

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