BBC – Boris Johnson will return to Downing Street with a big majority after the Conservatives swept aside Labour in its traditional heartlands.
With just a handful of seats left to declare in the general election, the BBC forecasts a Tory majority of 78. The prime minister said it would give him a mandate to “get Brexit done” and take the UK out of the EU next month. The BBC forecast suggests the Tories will get 364 MPs, Labour 203, the SNP 48, the Lib Dems 12, Plaid Cymru four, the Greens one, and the Brexit Party none.
Jeremy Corbyn said Labour had a “very disappointing night,” and he would not fight a future election. The Conservatives will have their biggest majority at Westminster since Margaret Thatcher’s 1987 election victory. Labour’s vote is down around 8% on the 2017 general election, with the Tories up by just over 1% and the smaller parties having a better night. See Boris Johnson’s victory speech:
Jo Swinson – who only became Lib Dem leader in July and began the election campaign by saying she aimed to be prime minister – lost her Dunbartonshire East seat to the SNP by 149 votes. Check out this very short one-minute concession speech:
Open borders (mass changing of the culture), inclusiveness (which really means exclusiveness) and equality (which means socialist redistribution) have been a policy set that people simply don’t want. Labour and Jo just haven’t figured this out yet.
Conservatives, another big win … now the Brexit shenanigans can finally stop.