Boris Johnson promises Brexit, a budget, and new laws in 100 days

Boris Johnson promises Brexit, a budget, and new laws in 100 days
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged to deliver Brexit and a tax-cutting budget within 100 days of winning the Dec. 12 election as he unveiled a list of policies his Conservative Party would roll out in the early days of a new administration, APA reports citing Bloomberg. 

Other early goals include a defense review, more funding for schools, and the introduction to Parliament of legislation on immigration. The Tories sought to contrast their agenda for government with the “gridlock and uncertainty” that would result from a hung Parliament -- which the party described in a statement as “a very real possibility.”

“In just seven days time the British people will have to choose between a working majority government or yet another gridlocked hung Parliament,” Johnson said in a statement. “If there is a Conservative majority next week, we will get Brexit done by the end of January. 2020 will then be the year we finally put behind us the arguments and uncertainty over Brexit. We will get Parliament working.”

With a week to go until the vote, the Tories’ lead in the polls has been narrowing, though the ruling party still looks on course to win a majority. A Johnson victory would make Brexit at the end of January a near certainty, triggering the next -- and more complicated phase of negotiations to hammer out a new trading relationship with the European Union -- something the premier has said he can do by the end of 2020.

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