Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

UK’s Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

Posted by M. C. on December 13, 2019

Wow! This shocks me.

Does this mean the unwashed masses want to throw off the EU yoke? I find that hard to believe.

Getting something other than a fake Brexit will still be difficult.

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain’s Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month.

With 642 of the 650 results declared on Friday, the Conservatives had 358 seats and t he main opposition Labour Party 203.

Johnson said it looked like the Conservatives had “a powerful new mandate to get Brexit done.”

The victory makesJohnson the most electorally successful Conservative leader since Margaret Thatcher, another politician who was loved and loathed in almost equal measure. It was a disaster for left-wing Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who faced calls for his resignation even as the results rolled in.

Corbyn called the result “very disappointing” for his party and said he would not lead Labour into another election, though he resisted calls to quit immediately.

Results poured in early Friday showing a substantial shift in support to the Conservatives from Labour. In the last election in 2017, the Conservatives won 318 seats and Labour 262…

Be seeing you

Listen to his followers cheer. They did not vote for Boris.

Why do fellow countryman tolerate this? Makes me think Brexit still won’t be easy.



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