What the UK election means for Brexit, the EU, and the U.S. presidential election

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson is greeted by staff, arriving back at Downing Street, after meeting Queen Elizabeth and accepting her invitation to form a new government, in London, Britain December 13, 2019. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/Pool via REUTERS.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson orchestrated a landslide victory in yesterday’s UK election, resulting in the biggest Conservative majority in Parliament since Margaret Thatcher won a third term in 1987. That lifts the last remaining roadblocks for Brexit before the UK leaves the European Union on January 31. The Tories’ trouncing of the rival Labour Party also sheds light on what the U.S. might expect in the 2020 presidential election.