QUEEN's BRIAN MAY Says U.K. Election Result Is 'A Wake-Up Call For Us'

QUEEN's BRIAN MAY Says U.K. Election Result Is 'A Wake-Up Call For Us'

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has weighed in on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party's resounding victory in the United Kingdom's general elections on Thursday, saying that he believes that "this election result is a wake-up call for us."

Johnson has repeatedly said that the Conservatives reclaiming their majority in Parliament will "get Brexit done" by quickly passing the prime minister's Brexit deal and moving to negotiate a free-trade agreement with the EU by the end of 2020.

Earlier today, May took to his Instagram to post a picture of Johnson and included the following message:

"Who is this man ? What does it all mean ?

"Yes - I see many of your comments - and it's obvious there are hundreds of thousands of us who are sad that our close ties with Europe are now certain to be broken.

"Many of us will continue to see BREXIT as a tragic mistake. But I believe that this election result is a wake-up call for us.

"Whether or not we like Boris Johnson, or his party, or the process that has given him this victory, matters very little. The people of this country have now spoken in a very decisive way. We have in effect a new prime minister, now elected by the people as well as his party, no longer insecure, perched precariously on the edge of a cliff.

"Boris Johnson's massive majority in Parliament will give him the power to do more or less whatever he wants in the coming 5 years. Whether or not we are impressed by his record to date, he now has the opportunity to make a new start from a position of stability and strength. The decent thing for US to do now is give him the benefit of the doubt. The gracious thing to do is congratulate him and pray that he will become the honest, truthful, courageous, compassionate statesman that we all want him to be. We, as animal campaigners will be knocking on his door from tomorrow onwards, seeking better deals for Britain's non-human animals, with the sincere hope and belief that he will listen. We already have a very decent ally in many areas in Michael Gove, who has defied being typecast as an insensitive Tory, to make more improvements to animal welfare than any Minister of the Environment in living memory.

"I'm personally disgusted with the way the MEDIA behaved in this election period - the filth that the Mail and the Sun and the Telegraph spewed out day after day, the poisonous smears and character assassinations that even the BBC promulgated, in my opinion, should justify a complete reform of Press rules. But it was noticeable that Mr Johnson, unlike Mr Trump across the water, didn't get personally involved in the slander.

"We wish Boris a decent chance to rebuild Britain. Like it or not, we now have the chance to unite and support him in making the best of what has been decided."

Last year, May called Brexit the "stupidest thing we've ever tried to do," explaining that he and fellow Brits "do things a lot better when we co-operate with other people.

"I don't like all this separatist stuff and this sort of illusion that we can all stand on our own," he said. "To me, the future lies in co-operation… Great things happen from interactions, in my opinion."

May had previously criticized then-prime minister Theresa May over Brexit, saying "it was wrong from the start to ask the British to vote on Brexit, most of whom had no idea [about the consequences]."











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Who is this man ? What does it all mean ? Yes - I see many of your comments - and it’s obvious there are hundreds of thousands of us who are sad that our close ties with Europe are now certain to be broken. Many of us will continue to see BREXIT as a tragic mistake. But I believe that this election result is a wake-up call for us. Whether or not we like Boris Johnson, or his party, or the process that has given him this victory, matters very little. The people of this country have now spoken in a very decisive way. We have in effect a new prime minister, now elected by the people as well as his party, no longer insecure, perched precariously on the edge of a cliff. Boris Johnson’s massive majority in Parliament will give him the power to do more or less whatever he wants in the coming 5 years. Whether or not we are impressed by his record to date, he now has the opportunity to make a new start from a position of stability and strength. The decent thing for US to do now is give him the benefit of the doubt. The gracious thing to do is congratulate him and pray that he will become the honest, truthful, courageous, compassionate statesman that we all want him to be. We, as animal campaigners will be knocking on his door from tomorrow onwards, seeking better deals for Britain’s non-human animals, with the sincere hope and belief that he will listen. We already have a very decent ally in many areas in Michael Gove, who has defied being typecast as an insensitive Tory, to make more improvements to animal welfare than any Minister of the Environment in living memory. I’m personally disgusted with the way the MEDIA behaved in this election period - the filth that the Mail and the Sun and the Telegraph spewed out day after day, the poisonous smears and character assassinations that even the BBC promulgated, in my opinion, should justify a complete reform of Press rules. But it was noticeable that Mr Johnson, unlike Mr Trump across the water, didn’t get personally involved in the slander. We wish Boris a decent chance to rebuild Britain. Like it or not, we now have the chance to unite and support him in making the best of what has been decided. Bri


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