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Parliament to vote on ‘oven-ready’ Brexit deal by Christmas

London: British lawmakers will vote before Christmas on the Brexit deal that Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson agreed with Brussels, he said on Saturday.
“We’re going to get Brexit done,” Johnson told supporters in Sedgefield in north-eastern England, where the Conservatives made a historic gain from the opposition Labour party in Thursday’s snap election.
He asked the crowd: “What kind of [Brexit] deal have we got?” “Oven ready!” chanted his supporters in the constituency once held by former Labour prime minister Tony Blair.
“We have 100 per cent support [for the deal from Conservative lawmakers],” Johnson said. “We can definitely get it in before Christmas.”
On Saturday, he promised to build “a one-nation Conservative government, a people’s government” that will increase funding for health services, policing and infrastructure.
Thursday’s election has “changed the future of our country,” Johnson said.
Left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson both said they plan to step down. (DPA)