The British people have given conservative Boris Johnson and his Tories a huge majority and sent Boris back to the Prime Minister’s office all in the face of the media that proclaimed his doom beforehand.
Just as the U.S. media was sure Hillary Clinton would destroy Donald Trump in 2016, the left-wing U.K. press was sure communist leader Jeremy Corbyn and his leftist Labour Party was going to be swept into power in Britain.
Turns out… not so much.
In reality the vote gave the Tory Party 364 seas n Parliament while Labor fell to 203. In fact, it was the biggest conservative win in decades. Boris Johnson was given a decided mandate – especially to finish Brexit from the European Union.
For a bit of inside baseball, here is Breitbart’s analysis:
With all but one seats nationwide now declared — St Ives in Cornwall are taking their time — the extent of the Conservative victory overnight has become apparent. With 364 seats so far, the Tories have a strong majority in the Commons of 79 seats. This is historic stuff for Boris Johnson, and gives him a strong mandate to deliver Brexit.
An important point to note is the nationwide Conservative vote share remained broadly the same as 2017, when Theresa May had her disastrous election result. Then, she lost a parliamentary majority with 42.4 per cent of the national vote giving her 317 seats. Today, Boris Johnson achieved 43.6 per cent — a rise of just 1.2 per cent — but won a clear majority of 364 seats.
The important difference is not so much the number of votes nationwide — but where they were cast. Nigel Farage may be able to take a bow here — by not standing against the Conservatives ins seats they already held, Conservative activists were more free to travel the rest of the country and drum up support in marginal seats. Clearly, the gamble paid off.
Indeed, in one of his first speeches, Johnson noted that the election gives a lock to Brexit.
“This one-nation Conservative government has been given a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done,” Boris said.
“And not just to get Brexit done, but to unite this country and to take it forward and to focus on the priorities of the British people,” Johnson added.
The leftist media in the U.K. furiously tried to spin the coming election in favor of the socialist Labour Party. Take this headline from the Daily Mail:
This was only hours before the biggest election for the conservative party in decades.
But the left was very spun up about how the evil conservatives needed to be destroyed.
Just for one example, comic book writer Alan Moore — the creator of the famed DC series “Watchmen” — is a self-avowed anarchist and communist and he was so afraid of a conservative win that he announced he was voting for the Labour Party for the first time in decades.
Other celebrities in the U.K. came out echoing Moore. So, just like in the U.S. the elite leftist entertainment industry is filled with hate-filled liberals who neither understand the normal voter nor like him.
So, congratulations to Boris Johnson for beating the leftist illiterati in the U.K.
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