UK: Conservatives crush leftist Labour Party in massive election landslide
Labour supporters in shock as Prime Minister Boris Johnson asserts “powerful mandate to get Brexit done”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a landslide victory in Thursday’s general election, final results show.
With 644 seats out of 650 declared so far, Conservatives have won 366, Labour secured 203, followed by the potential Labour ally Scottish National Party (SNP) at 48. The pro-EU Liberal Democrats got 11 seats. Nigel Farage’s Brexit party, which pulled majority of its candidates in favor of the Conservatives, failed to register a single win.
The result gives Johnson enough lawmakers in the Lower House to “get Brexit done” by 31 January.
While the Conservatives look forward to their best result since 1987, Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour Party is headed for one of the worst outcome in its post-war history. Conservative candidates made inroads into traditional Labour heartlands, smashing the party’s so-called “red wall” in working class districts, a resounding left-wing defeat not seen since the days of Margaret Thatcher.
Corbyn described the result, which gave his party little over 200 seats, as “very disappointing.” The left-wing leader announced his decision to step down as the party chief before the next general election. “I want to also make it clear that I will not lead the party in any future general election campaign,” the Labour Party leader said.
This might not be enough for Corbyn’s detractors in the party who are calling for him to quit immediately. “Jeremy Corbyn was a disaster for Labour – everyone knew that he couldn’t lead the working class out of a paper bag,” senior Labour politician Alan Johnson said as results started pouring in. “He should never have been elected in the first place,” former Labour minister Chris Leslie lamented.
BBC reported a Conservative landslide:
The Conservatives have taken a string of former Labour strongholds, with the party forecast to win the general election with a comfortable majority.
Jeremy Corbyn said it was a “very disappointing night” – and he would not lead Labour into the next election.
Lib Dem leader Jo Swinson has lost her seat to the Scottish National Party.
The BBC is now forecasting the Tories will get a majority of 74, with Boris Johnson saying it was a “powerful mandate to get Brexit done”.
Labour have lost seats across the North, Midlands and Wales in places which backed Brexit in the 2016 referendum.
They are set to win 63 fewer seats than in 2017, it is suggested.
While the pro-Brexit Leave vote remained intact behind the Conservatives — thanks largely to the generous gesture by Nigel Farage of standing down majority of his party’s candidates, the pro-EU Remain vote seems to have split between the socialist Labour and the pro-EU Liberal Democrats, media reports suggest.
U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated the British Prime Minister on his stunning victory. “Looking like a big win for Boris in the U.K.!’ President tweeted Thursday night.
Looking like a big win for Boris in the U.K.!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2019
The UK election result comes as a big disappointment to the socialists and leftists on both sides of the Atlantic. New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Corbyn on the election day, urging Britons to vote for Labour on Twitter. Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has long admired the Labour Party chief, seeing him as a role model for the progressives in the Democratic Party. “What Corbyn has tried to do with the Labour Party is not dissimilar to what some of us are trying to do with the Democratic Party,” Sanders admitted in 2017. Germany’s Social Democratic Party, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partner, came out in support of Corbyn on Twitter, declaring: “We have a message for our comrades in the UK: We are at your side. Get out the vote. Vote Labour.” Those hope have now been dashed.
With comfortable majority now at hand, Johnson seems to be pushing to get Britain out of the EU on January 31. “Early indications suggest the Commons [British Lower House] will be asked to sit before Christmas, and the House of Lords [British Upper House] between Christmas and New Year, to get Brexit legislation through as soon as possible,” British newspaper The Telegraph confirmed as election results came out. With Brussels refusing to cooperate, the re-elected Prime Minister will have to show political courage by putting all options of the table, including the no-deal Brexit. Protracted negotiations with the EU and more deadline extensions will be a betrayal of the electoral verdict calling for Brexit. The failure to quit the EU despite such a resounding mandate could irreparable damage people’s trust in the British democracy.
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Good job, Old Bean! Hip Hip, Hooray.
I must say, though. Your tea party has much tasting tea than ours.
Of course, it tastes much better here, across the pond, now that we have taken some of the Flakes out.
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Should put the Union Jack first to indicate the UK getting rid of EU tyranny.
The most important tip for decent tea is not making it with salt water.
Britain needs its own Mueller report on Russian ‘interference’
Glenn R Simpson and Peter Fritsch
Yes, it’s the Fusion GPS folks
Yes, already, last night, the sore losers in the Brexit vote
were blaming their lost on Russia Russia Russia!!!
Verified account @seanmdav
Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch of Fusion GPS are the most shameless and disgraceful con artists of the modern era.
The votes aren’t even counted yet in Great Britain and they’re already blaming RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA for anti-Semite Jeremy Corbyn’s loss. https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/dec/12/britain-mueller-report-russian-media-uk-us?__twitter_impression=true …
6:44 PM – 12 Dec 2019
FusionGPS, on same week its fraudulent dossier was obliterated, tries to run exact same Russia! operation for Labour.
Fusion Cofounders Glenn Simpson and Peter Frisch to the UK: The UK Needs Its Own Russian Collusion Conspiracy Theory and If You Pay Us Lots and Lots of Money We’ll Cook You Up One That You Can Then Use To Get Warrants on Innocent Citizens
Great news! Wait till next year here, we’ll send a resounding message to the left as well!
This is the handwriting on the wall that is an indication of what our election will be like next year.
Good for Boris, good for Britain’s conservatives, good for the UK people. Godspeed with a January BREXIT! Enough delay already! And of course… Trump 2020! Do I sense a passionate, powerful, maybe worldly pushback against the Left! Man, I hope so. I’m tired of us normal patriots, and decent people being conned by Democrats and Liberals into to voting for their lies and malfeasance.
This election certainly answers the lefties’ charge that the people didn’t know what they were doing when they voted for Brexit.
You would think.
I fully expect everyone on the left to insist that this election had nothing to do with Brexit or Labor’s shift into full-throated anti-semitism and socialism. I expect them to claim that this was just a personal rejection of Corbyn, who although he was 100% correct on every issue had terrible political instincts and failed to respond effectively to the awful BoJo’s crude insults and crass use of social media.
They will embrace literally anything that keeps them from having to reevaluate their belief in their own moral and intellectual superiority.
Of course it had nothing to do with BREXIT! It was all about Russia! Don’t you read the Guardian?
The tories ran a particularly effective ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nj-YK3JJCIU
though I don’t think it was responsible for their win. I think it was very good.
I bet the Merry Christmas triggered a bunch on that. Interesting ad.
RodFC, thank you for that link, what a delight.
I “follow” the UK news, because this is so important, but the left tactic of simply screaming louder is effective.
The Right Honorable Boris Johnson nailed it. “Say” nothing at all.
I hope this ad gets a lot more play, besides the music is good.
It will be interesting to see what tricks the EUtopians try next to block Brexit.
Those darn Russians are at it again. I tell ya. I wonder if AOC and Merkle could get in trouble for election interference? We need to investigate.
Will no one rid me of this turbulent Fusion GPS ?
It’s those darn Russian Computer Hacking Grannies again!
A 101-year old Russian war veteran known as the ‘Grandma-Hacker’ has gone viral. And she insists she was not behind any election meddling! We think…
The UK election result comes as a big disappointment to the socialists and leftists on both sides of the Atlantic.
Well, to finish the thought: Oh, darn! What a shame. The words “big disappointment” and “socialists” seem natural when used together.
One down. Next: Fruckoff! Germany is losing friends in the EU and it’s traditional enemy France shaping up to follow suit. Communism is like nude beaches, they sound like a good idea until you try them.
snort…LOL… yeah, all that sand in inconvenient places…Bwahahaha…
and yet each generation has to try it themselves , sigh….
I’ll stick with a good sauna.
Jolly good show, jolly good.
Dear Nigel Farage, MEP.
Thank you for the courage to take a risk for your Country.
Without doubt your actions consolidated a win for The UK.
Huh? He already has a deal. Not a good one, but probably a better one than no deal at all. I’m hoping that when he promised that was the deal he would pass if he got a majority, he had his fingers crossed, and now that he has his majority — and an impressive mandate — he’ll go back to the EU and demand something better. And if getting a better deal means another few months’ delay (though it shouldn’t) it will be worth it.
But deal or not, Brexit must happen. Even a no-deal Brexit is better than a no-Brexit deal.
Having to ‘make a deal’ from the people you’re separating from kind of defeats the entire point of independence in the first place. What is this new evil?
Um, what?! What on earth are you talking about? Even the USA made a deal with the UK to achieve independence. It’s called the Treaty of Paris. And every civilized divorce involves a deal, to take care of the partners’ existing obligations and to govern their future relationship.
The need for a deal here is both to clear the UK’s residual obligations from its period as an EU member, and to govern trade and movement between the UK and the EU after exit. The EU is the UK’s biggest trade partner; making sure this trade is not interrupted is in everyone’s interest. A no-deal Brexit will do a lot of harm to a lot of people, and is a thoroughly bad thing; but staying in the EU is worse.
lawl you idiot, we booted the bastards out, THEN we made some deal with them. Not gonna debate history with the weak minded though.
Um, no. We gained a military advantage that forced them to accept that they weren’t going to be able to prevent a separation. We then negotiated with them the terms of that separation. Because both sides needed that.
Milhouse, please! Divorce and civilized rarely belong in the same sentence. At least that is what my friends who have divorced tell me and, from what I’ve seen of the outside evidence, it appears to be more likely to be true than not.
I know of plenty of civilized divorces. Civilized doesn’t mean amicable, though I know of a few of those too.
“What Corbyn has tried to do with the Labour Party is not dissimilar to what some of us are trying to do with the Democratic Party,”
Thanks for the warning/threat, Bernie.
BTW, according to a link on Instapundit, ALL of the former Tories who voted against Brexit (and got tossed by Boris) lost their re-election bids.
There were, as I had feared, one or two constituencies where a Brexit candidate may have saved a sitting Labourite from defeat by the Tory, but all’s well that ends well.
Send some of that spirit across the pond!
The other voting machine, the FTSE, is up over 5.5% so far this morning. Hardly the doom and gloom response the Remoaners were predicting. I think money is rolling over here in the US too. Money talks.
Bellwether? Of the global sort?
Labour without Cornyn is still anti-semetic. Labour can’t afford their leader telling the truth.
Corbyn. John Cornyn is neither a Socialist, nor an antisemite. Not a terrorist fan either. Probably a few more points of differentiation too.
I watched BBC America’s coverage of the election results last night. Very interesting, hampered by the language barrier, tho. Can anyone tell me what language they speak over there? I didn’t recognize much of what was said. It did sound like they were all gargling with a mouthful of marbles. I had thought with my knowledge of english, I would have been able to understand much more.
Received Pronunciation. Yes, marbles or a peach pit in the mouth needed to practice this form of elites snobbery dialect.
That’s only because they were hurriedly trying to choke down their last handfuls of bribes/money!
Probably from George Sorass………
If our mother country can clearly reject pro-terrorist marxist rule, why can’t we?