Brexit to come soon after Boris Johnson election win after EU says its ready for next phase


EUROPEAN Council President Charles Michel has today said the EU is ready to get Brexit done following Boris Johnson’s landslide election victory.

Charles Michel congratulated Boris on his huge majority and said: “We expect a vote on the withdrawal agreement as soon as possible. The EU is ready for the next phase.”

Boris Johnson will now plough on with Brexit
Charles Michel congratulated Boris Johnson

A jubilant Prime Minister declared that his party has “smashed the roadblock” and “ended the gridlock” as he vowed to plough on with Brexit.

The Conservatives cruised to an historic victory – securing a massive majority – as Boris this morning thanked Brexit Brits for trusting him.

He vowed to work every day to honour them and the ecstatic Tory boss stressed that work to finally get Britain out of the EU would start later today.

Mr Johnson vowed to unite the country and “get Brexit done” after his snap election gamble paid off and he romped home with an estimated majority of 78.

In a victory speech in central London, he said: “We did it – we pulled it off, didn’t we? We broke the gridlock, we ended the deadlock, we smashed the roadblock.”

He added: “In winning this election, we have won votes and the trust of people who have never voted Conservative before and people have always voted for other parties. Those people want change. We cannot, must not, must not, let them down.”

It came as several European leaders were pictured today discussing Boris’s epic landslide in Brussels.

The Tory drubbing also prompted Jeremy Corbyn to announce that he will not lead Labour into another election after his party suffered humiliation across the country.

He said that his “stonking” win has given him a “powerful mandate to get Brexit done”.

EU leaders gather today to discuss Britain’s general election result
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde share a few words

The results mean Britain’s political chaos could finally be over, leaving Boris with the numbers to finally push his Brexit deal through Parliament in just weeks.

Just after 5am this morning the PM’s majority was confirmed as he made it over the line to formally win the election.

Boris was applauded and cheered by supporters as he gave a tub-thumping speech in Westminster just after 7am, following the Tories’ best election win since 1983.

Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson lost her seat to the SNP and quit as party leader.

Sir Ed Davey and Baroness Sal Brinton will become joint acting leaders ahead of a leadership contest next year.

With every single Tory candidate having signed up to the Prime Ministers deal, the Tories are finally set to smash through the gridlock inParliamentand get Brexit done in just weeks.

Speakinglast month, the PM said:As families sit down to carve up their turkeys this Christmas, I want them to enjoy their festive-season free from the seemingly unending Brexit box-set drama.

Mr Johnson has vowed to ram it through by Christmas, setting Britain on its way to leaving the EU.

He will start the Brexit process before the festive period, but he’s unlikely to have time to hold all of the crunch votes until January.

And in a further blow to Corbyn, a Labour colleague today insisted the party will overthrow Jeremy Corbyn and elect a new leader next week if he doesn’t stand down immediately.

Thepetulant Labour leaderannounced he’ll step down after leading the party to its most humiliating election defeat since 1935 – but refused to say when.

The Labour MP reportedly said the result could spell the end for the party and claimed a coup is on the cards.

They told Sky News: If this keeps up well be looking at the death of the Labour Party.

The unnamed politician added: “Corbyn has to go now” and revealed if he doesn’t, the Parliamentary Labour Party would force him out and install a new leader next week.