… Parties that either oppose Brexit or want to rethink Britain’s departure won 52 percent of the total votes cast, while the Conservatives and other pro-Brexit parties won only 46 percent.
“Boris is part of the establishment,” [Thomas Wright, director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution] said, “and Brexit is largely a Conservative establishment project.”
“This election means that getting Brexit done is now the irrefutable, irresistible, unarguable decision of the British people…” [Boris Johnson in his victory speech].
(Mark Landler, “Brexit Is Going to Get Done. But on Whose Terms?” NYTimes, 12-13-19)
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