13 Dec 2019

Johnson calls for ‘healing’ after winning 80-seat majority

Political Editor

Let the healing begin, Boris Johnson declared today in a victory speech on the steps of Number 10 aimed at bringing a fractured country back together.

He insisted the focus would be on the NHS.

But his landslide victory puts Brexit right back on the immediate agenda – the Withdrawal Bill likely to go before MPs next week.

And it will put Scottish independence front and centre too – thanks to a resurgent SNP.

As for Labour – with their worst result since the thirties, the political recriminations begin – and the search for a new leader.