Boris Johnson goes north to celebrate crushing election win
Acknowledging the seismic shift
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Saturday to repay the trust of voters in the working-class heartland of northern England who rejected the Labour Party and helped give him an 80-seat majority in Thursday's election. Speaking to cheering supporters at a cricket club in Sedgefield -the constituency once held by Labour former prime minister Tony Blair- Johnson acknowledged the seismic shift that helped sweep him to victory.
The Scottish turbulence
While Johnson's large majority means he has relatively clear air ahead on Brexit, he faces turbulence over renewed calls for a referendum on Scottish independence following the strong election showing of the Scottish National Party. The front page of Saturday's edition of The Scotsman newspaper featured photos of Johnson and SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon (in pic) and the headline: "Two landslides One collision course."