Furious clashes between Remainers and Brexiteers have broken out in London after left-wing activists took to the streets. Protesters have marched on Downing Street and across central London chanting “not my Prime Minister” in anger at the Parliamentary majority secured by Mr Johnson. The 2019 election results saw the Tories win a majority of 80 seats in the House of Commons, their best result since the 1980s.
Boris Johnson vowed to repay Brexiteers trust after being re-elected as Prime Minister with a 365-seat Government. The Prime Minister went on to plead with Remainers to “find closure” with Brexit in a hope to unite the UK.
In a statement, Mr Johnson said: “This morning I went to Buckingham Palace and I am forming a new Government and people will arrive at Westminster to form a new Parliament.
“I am proud to say that members of our One Nation Government, a people’s Government, will set out plans for constituencies who have never returned a Conservative MP for 100 years.
“We will have an overwhelming mandate because of this election to get Brexit done and we will honour that mandate by January 31.
“In this moment of national resolution, I want to speak to those who voted for us for the first time.”
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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”.
However, despite the Prime Minister’s pleas for unity, videos have surfaced online of protesters gathering across London.
Many videos have shown clashes and loud chanting as protesters confront the police attempting to maintain the large groups of people.
Protesters can be seen holding signs saying “defy Tory rule” and “no to Boris Johnson”.
Transport for London posted on Twitter: “Whitehall is closed both ways from Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square” as certain areas become overrun with protesters.