LONDON (AP) Prime Minister Boris Johnson signaled an end to Britains era of Brexit deadlock today, announcing a packed legislative program intended to take the U.K. out of the European Union on Jan. 31, overhaul everything from fishing to financial services and shore up the countrys cash-starved public services.
The commanding House of Commons majority won by Johnsons Conservative Party in last weeks general election all but guarantees he will be able to turn those promises into law, although with Brexit casting a shadow over the British economy, theres a question mark over how he will pay for it all.
In a speech delivered from a golden throne in Parliament by Queen Elizabeth II, Johnson opened the legislative floodgates after three years in which minority Conservative governments tried in vain to win lawmakers backing for their Brexit plans.
Stay connected to the stories and events that make your community a special place to call home.
Subscriptions start at $14.90/month.View subscription options
- Unmatched coverage of Allen County’s local news and sports, a tradition dating back to 1867
- Compelling portraits of our residents, experienced reporting and thoughtful analysis
- Unlimited online access to iolaregister.com and our archives