Friday, December 13, 2019

Boris Johnson says 'let the healing begin' in No 10 speech after election win

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Boris Johnson says it is time to "let the healing begin" - holding out an olive branch to remainers in his first speech outside Number 10 after a thumping election win.

The Prime Minister promised a break from politics and Brexit over Christmas.

And thanked non-Conservatives for lending him their votes in last night's decisive victory over Labour .

Mr Johnson said it was time for the country to go through a period of "closure" after a divisive period since the European referendum in 2016.

He told Remain voters he wanted them to know a "One Nation" Conservative Government would "never ignore" the "positive feelings of warmth and sympathy towards the other nations of Europe".

The Prime Minister added: "I frankly urge everyone on either side of what are, after three-and-a-half years, a frequently arid argument, I urge everyone to find closure and to let the healing begin."