Boris Johnson won the election with 365 seats, defeating Labour who suffered huge losses in the north of England and has only 203 seats in Parliament. As the Prime Minister went to the Queen too form a Government but voters have taken to the streets to vent their anger on him getting re-elected. Footage on social media shows crowds of people storming the streets in Glasgow with banners and flags.
People are chanting Boris Out’ and ‘not my Prime Minister’.
They can also be heard saying: “Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here.”
Members of the public also draped themselves in the EU flag.
Protestors in London are also marching outside Downing Street chanting “not my Prime Minister”.
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The protestors had to be separated by police during clashes yards from Parliament this evening.
Whitehall was briefly closed after trouble flared up outside the Treasury.
Transport for London posted on Twitter : “Whitehall is closed both ways from Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square.”
A short time later it said Whitehall had reopened, stating the demonstration had progressed onto Haymarket.
Boris Johnson delivered a speech at No10 after his election victory
Remain vs Leave was the central focus of this year’s election, as Boris Johnson sought to “Get Brexit Done” and deliver Parliament from the ongoing deadlock.
The Prime Minister’s new-found majority will give him unprecedented control over the Brexit timetable, and many remain-voting politicians have now been driven from their constituencies.
The main Brexit issue over the last two years has been passing a withdrawal agreement through Parliament.
Several MPs on both sides of Commons who objected to the bill’s contents voted down the proposed deals in Parliament, despite representing majority leave voting constituencies.
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Those MPs, many of whom voted to remain in the EU, have been accused of perverting the course of Brexit, and even called “traitors”, although their reasons likely went deeper than the referendum result.
The most prominent was Jo Swinson, who only took leadership of the Liberal Democrats in July.
Throughout her career, she oversaw prominent Labour MPs join the ranks of her party and explicitly geared the Liberal Democrats towards stopping Brexit.
Today, she lost her East Dunbartonshire constituency to the SNP by little more than 100 votes.
Ms Swinson will no longer serve as an MP and has given up her position as head of the Liberal Democrats.