UK-Election/Brexit/Analysists

Boris Johnson gains majority in parliament, but uncertainty remains for Brexit

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London, UK - Dec 11, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of UK national flag fluttering
2. Vehicles moving on street
3. Flags

London, UK - Dec 13, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Cox, professor, London School of Economics and Political Science:
"For the Conservatives, it was clear on Brexit. Labor Party was not clear on Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn said 'I am in favor of Brexit. I am in favor of remain. And if we have a referendum, I'm not going to tell how I'm going to vote.' So there is the deep ambiguity for the leadership of Labor Party on Brexit. We didn't have a clear view."

London, UK - Dec 12, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Polling station entrance
6. Voters walking in

London, UK - Dec 13, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Kevin Featherstone, professor, London School of Economics and Political Science (partially overlaid with shot 8):
"Well I think the time is on the side of the EU 27, in the sense of the EU 27 can insist that if the UK really wishes to have a deal by next December, then the UK should concede on a number of positions. And the EU 27 will be insisting that the UK commits itself in ways which avoid the British economy becoming a very competitive outsider, open, flexible economy, etc. The European Union will want to try to ensure that similar standards, similar regulations apply. So I think the European Union can be in a very tough negotiating position, because they have the time to insist on that. But we could be in a position where the government isn't able to keep its promises."
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FILE: London, UK - Date Unknown(CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Various of No.10 Downing Street
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FILE: Edinburgh, UK - April 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. Traffic
10. EU flag, sign of "tax free"

FILE: London, UK - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
11. Poster reading "Stop the Brexit Mess"

FILE: London, UK - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Street views, traffic, pedestrians

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Future for Brexit is still full of uncertainties as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party secured the majority in the parliament after the election concluded on Friday.

The Conservatives Party got 365 seats in the 650-member House of Commons while the main opposition Labor Party lost 59 seats. Expert said the disastrous defeat of the Labor Party lied in its ambiguous attitude toward Brexit.

"For the Conservatives, it was clear on Brexit. Labor Party was not clear on Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn said I am in favor of Brexit. I am in favor of remain. And if we have a referendum, I'm not going to tell how I'm going to vote. So there is the deep ambiguity for the leadership of Labor Party on Brexit. We didn't have a clear view," said Michael Cox, professor at London School of Economics and Political Science.

However, expert warned that the overwhelming victory of Prime Minister Johnson does not mean a smooth process of Brexit; negotiations with the EU will be a bumpy journey ahead. The EU had suggested that Johnson's plan to "get Brexit done" is unrealistic. If the two sides do not reach agreement by the end of 2020, and the UK refuses to prolong its transition period, it will drag the whole country into the mire of uncertainty again.

"Well I think the time is on the side of the EU 27, in the sense of the EU 27 can insist that if the UK really wishes to have a deal by next December, then the UK should concede on a number of positions. And the EU 27 will be insisting that the UK commits itself in ways which avoids the British economy becoming a very competitive outsider, open, flexible economy, etc. The European Union will want to try to ensure that similar standards, similar regulations apply. So I think the European Union can be in a very tough negotiating position because they have the time to insist on that. But we could be in a position where the government isn't able too keep its promises," said Kevin Featherstone, professor at London School of Economics and Political Science.

Featherstone said Brexit has severely divided the society. The prime minister also needs to bridge social divergence during the long effort of Brexit.


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  • Published : 2019-12-14 17:18
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UK-Election/Brexit/Analysists

Boris Johnson gains majority in parliament, but uncertainty remains for Brexit

Dateline : Dec 12/13, 2019/File

Location : London,United Kingdom

Duration : 2'20

  • English


London, UK - Dec 11, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
1. Various of UK national flag fluttering
2. Vehicles moving on street
3. Flags

London, UK - Dec 13, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Cox, professor, London School of Economics and Political Science:
"For the Conservatives, it was clear on Brexit. Labor Party was not clear on Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn said 'I am in favor of Brexit. I am in favor of remain. And if we have a referendum, I'm not going to tell how I'm going to vote.' So there is the deep ambiguity for the leadership of Labor Party on Brexit. We didn't have a clear view."

London, UK - Dec 12, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
5. Polling station entrance
6. Voters walking in

London, UK - Dec 13, 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
7. SOUNDBITE (English) Kevin Featherstone, professor, London School of Economics and Political Science (partially overlaid with shot 8):
"Well I think the time is on the side of the EU 27, in the sense of the EU 27 can insist that if the UK really wishes to have a deal by next December, then the UK should concede on a number of positions. And the EU 27 will be insisting that the UK commits itself in ways which avoid the British economy becoming a very competitive outsider, open, flexible economy, etc. The European Union will want to try to ensure that similar standards, similar regulations apply. So I think the European Union can be in a very tough negotiating position, because they have the time to insist on that. But we could be in a position where the government isn't able to keep its promises."
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++
FILE: London, UK - Date Unknown(CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
8. Various of No.10 Downing Street
++SHOT OVERLAYING SOUNDBITE++

FILE: Edinburgh, UK - April 2019 (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
9. Traffic
10. EU flag, sign of "tax free"

FILE: London, UK - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
11. Poster reading "Stop the Brexit Mess"

FILE: London, UK - Date Unknown (CCTV - No access Chinese mainland)
12. Street views, traffic, pedestrians


Future for Brexit is still full of uncertainties as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party secured the majority in the parliament after the election concluded on Friday.

The Conservatives Party got 365 seats in the 650-member House of Commons while the main opposition Labor Party lost 59 seats. Expert said the disastrous defeat of the Labor Party lied in its ambiguous attitude toward Brexit.

"For the Conservatives, it was clear on Brexit. Labor Party was not clear on Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn said I am in favor of Brexit. I am in favor of remain. And if we have a referendum, I'm not going to tell how I'm going to vote. So there is the deep ambiguity for the leadership of Labor Party on Brexit. We didn't have a clear view," said Michael Cox, professor at London School of Economics and Political Science.

However, expert warned that the overwhelming victory of Prime Minister Johnson does not mean a smooth process of Brexit; negotiations with the EU will be a bumpy journey ahead. The EU had suggested that Johnson's plan to "get Brexit done" is unrealistic. If the two sides do not reach agreement by the end of 2020, and the UK refuses to prolong its transition period, it will drag the whole country into the mire of uncertainty again.

"Well I think the time is on the side of the EU 27, in the sense of the EU 27 can insist that if the UK really wishes to have a deal by next December, then the UK should concede on a number of positions. And the EU 27 will be insisting that the UK commits itself in ways which avoids the British economy becoming a very competitive outsider, open, flexible economy, etc. The European Union will want to try to ensure that similar standards, similar regulations apply. So I think the European Union can be in a very tough negotiating position because they have the time to insist on that. But we could be in a position where the government isn't able too keep its promises," said Kevin Featherstone, professor at London School of Economics and Political Science.

Featherstone said Brexit has severely divided the society. The prime minister also needs to bridge social divergence during the long effort of Brexit.


ID : 8129947

Published : 2019-12-14 17:18

Last Modified : 2019-12-14 17:22:05

Source : China Central Television (CCTV)

Restrictions : No access Chinese mainland

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