Boris Johnson speaks after being announced as the new leader of the Conservative Party in London, Tuesday, July 23, 2019. Brexit champion Boris Johnson won the contest to lead Britain’s governing Conservative Party on Tuesday, and will become the country’s next prime minister. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
We won’t have the final results until later tonight, but exit polls are starting to come out covering the U.K. election and even if they are off some, it still looks to be a massive win for Boris Johnson and his party.
#GE2019, EXIT POLL:
Con: 368 (+51)
Lab: 191 (-71)
SNP: 55 (+20)
LDem: 13 (+1) pic.twitter.com/Gz9y7sYDHW
— Britain Elects (@britainelects) December 12, 2019
The Conservatives are looking at a gain of around 50 seats. Meanwhile, Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is poised to get absolutely crushed, losing around 70 seats. This will be the largest majority since 1987.
This is a huge win for Brexit, which will have to be carried through with now. The mandate is overwhelming and there’s noway these newly elected leaders can ignore it. Boris Johnson comes out of this looking like a genius after all the snarking from American liberals that he would fail.
Congrats to the U.K. voters for brushing off the media pressure and doing what it takes to gain their sovereignty back.
In closing, enjoy this meme.
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