What the papers say – December 14
The fallout from Boris Johnson’s election victory makes the front pages on Saturday.
Pictures of a jubilant Boris Johnson feature on many of Saturday’s front pages after he led the Conservative party to an 80-seat majority at the General Election.
The Times leads with Mr Johnson’s conciliatory message on the steps of Downing Street where he urged people to “find closure and to let the healing begin”.
— The Times Pictures (@TimesPictures) December 13, 2019
The Times 14/12/2019
Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arrive in Downing Street after the Conservative Party was returned to power in the General Election with an increased majority. Photo : Yui Mok/PA #tomorrowspaperstoday #thetimes #pressassociation @thetimes pic.twitter.com/vvj9O1Zebe
The Daily Telegraph also carries Mr Johnson’s pledge to “heal” Britain, while also reporting the landslide saw the pound have one of its best days on record.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) December 13, 2019
The Guardian sums up the fallout in four bullet points, saying that Britain will leave the EU before January, Mr Johnson has called for “healing”, and the impact of the result on Scottish independence and the Labour leadership.
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 13, 2019
Guardian front page, Saturday 14 December 2019: Next stop, Brexit pic.twitter.com/ZVjkZtRUUB
The Financial Times leads on the impact of the “stonking mandate” Mr Johnson received on investors, while the i says the “battle for the United Kingdom” is beginning.
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) December 13, 2019
— Oly Duff (@olyduff) December 13, 2019
Front page of iweekend
Battle for the United Kingdom begins
>> Johnson calls for country to heal + markets surge
>> SNP pulls trigger on new independence campaign
>> Irish nationalists prepare for poll on united Ireland#TomorrowsPapersToday #GE2019 @theipaper pic.twitter.com/qjq1FJTDib
The impact of the result on Labour leads the Independent and Daily Mirror, the former reporting Jeremy Corbyn is “refusing” to take blame for his party’s performance while the latter says it’s “time to start again”.
— Thair Shaikh (@ThairShaikh) December 13, 2019
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) December 13, 2019
And the Daily Mail and Daily Express both cheer the election result – one saying “We did it!”, while the other refers to a “stunning election victory”.
— Daily Express (@Daily_Express) December 13, 2019