What Boris Johnson’s Election Win Means for Brexit and the U.K.

What Boris Johnson’s Election Win Means for Brexit and the U.K.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson returns to 10 Downing Street after meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, London, Dec. 13, 2019 (AP photo by Matt Dunham).

In this week’s editors’ discussion on Trend Lines, WPR’s Judah Grunstein and Elliot Waldman talk about the reasons behind Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s surprise victory in this week’s elections in the U.K. They also discuss the implications of the results for the United Kingdom’s future cohesion, its Brexit negotiations with the European Union and the 2020 presidential election in the United States.

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