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UK Election 2019 Flash Digest: All you need to know in 90 seconds

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UK Election 2019 Flash Digest: All you need to know in 90 seconds
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  • Boris Johnson's Conservatives win the election and are on course for a large majority after winning seats in northern England that had been in Labour hands for generations
  • With more MPs in parliament backing his EU divorce deal, it means it's highly likely Brexit will go ahead on January 31.
  • Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn called it a disappointing night and said he would not lead his party into another election.
  • But it wasn't all good news for Johnson: while it looks like he's solved the problem of one referendum, so another rears its head. The Scottish National Party were on course to win a huge majority of seats north of the border, opening up the prospect of a second referendum on independence from London.
  • Among their scalps in Scotland was Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson, who was ousted from her East Dunbartonshire constituency. It compounded a bad night for her party, who had campaigned on a ticket of a fresh vote on Brexit or cancelling it altogether. Party chairman says they will elect news leader "in the weeks ahead."
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