THE BBC’s Andrew Marr offered a stirring speech in praise of Boris Johnson’s huge victory this week, saying that Remainers trying to stop Brexit can now “forget it” as he admitted the Brexit rebellion was “complete”.
The BBC’s Andrew Marr opened this morning’s programme by issuing a damning indictment of Remainers. He also provided unusual praise for Boris Johnson, who he said “now had the world at his feet”. Marr’s incredible remarks come after Mr Johnson secured a landslide victory at the general election this week. The Conservatives won a whopping Commons majority of 80 – the party’s biggest win for 30 years – after sweeping aside Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour in its traditional northern heartlands.
Marr told viewers: “Nothing is the same. The political world has been remade.
“The rebellion of the provinces against the views of metropolitan power is complete.
“All those who secretly thought that maybe we wouldn’t leave the EU can forget it!
“We will be out within weeks. Boris Johnson has this part of the world at his feet.”
The Prime Minister echoed this sentiment following his overwhelming victory, claiming the win proved he had an “overwhelming mandate” to get Brexit done.
Speaking outside Downing Street on Friday, he said: “I frankly urge everyone on either side of what are, after three and a half years, increasingly arid argument, I urge everyone to find closure and to let the healing begin.”
The huge victory hands Mr Johnson total power on his pledge to lead Britain out of the European Union next month.
According to insiders, the Prime Minister only believed he would scrape to victory with a slender majority of ten MPs.
The party far exceeded its own expectations by taking over Labour’s so-called Red wall across the North of England, Midlands and Wales.
Outlining the Government’s timeline, Michael Gove today promised that the UK will have a trade deal with the EU by the end of next year.
Mr Gove became the first senior cabinet minister to repeat that pledge after the election, saying transitional arrangements would definitely stop at the end of December 2020.
Jeremy Corbyn astonishingly claimed that Labour had “won the argument” despite suffering its worst election performance since 1935.
Labour’s “catastrophic” defeat in Thursday’s election saw them lose 59 seats
Unlike Mr Corbyn, his shadow chancellor John McDonnell admitted that “if anyone is to blame it is me, full stop”.
However, Mr McDonnell also pinned the blame on the defeat on media bias, saying “the media did a job on Jeremy for four years”.