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Welcoming new lawmakers, Johnson vows a speedy Brexit

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Published on December 16, 2019 - Duration: 01:03s

Welcoming new lawmakers, Johnson vows a speedy Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will welcome 109 new Conservative lawmakers to parliament on Monday, promising to honour his election pledges to get Brexit done as soon as possible and boost funding to the state health service.

Francis Maguire reports.

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Welcoming new lawmakers, Johnson vows a speedy Brexit

Boris Johnson welcomed 109 new Conservative lawmakers to parliament on Monday (December 16).

Where the British Prime Minister promised to honour his election pledges to 'get Brexit done as soon as possible', and boost funding for the state health service.

He is expected to bring the Withdrawal Agreement he agreed with EU leaders back to parliament before Christmas.

If it passes, Britain will be on course to leave the EU by January 31st.

Johnson will then try to secure a trade agreement with the bloc before the end of next year.

Johnson's Conservatives won a big majority in last week's election, Whilst the opposition Labour party - led by Jeremy Corbyn - suffered its worst result since 1935.

The Tories won scores of seats in traditional Labour heartlands in the north and central England - which had voted Leave in the 2016 EU referendum.

The Queen's Speech is due on Thursday (December 19) where the government will pledge more funds for Britain's much-loved but struggling public health service the NHS.

A pledge he plans to enshrine in law.

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