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December 12, 2019
Boris Johnson and Conservatives SWEEP in General Election. Brexit is Happening!
Never let it be said that hope is lost or that leftism cannot be defeated. Today, the UK held a general election, the exit polling results showing conservative Boris Johnson and his Brexit Plan winning in a landslide. The UK, as you well know, is hardly a bastion of conservatism, freedom, or fine cuisine. But dang it, today the Brits took one giant step closer to at least freedom and the eventual goal of ridding themselves of globalist gangsters in the EU.
Brexit seemed to be firmly back on track Thursday after an initial exit poll suggested his Conservative Party was on course to secure a large majority -- 86 seats -- in the House of Commons.
The exit poll, conducted for the UK's main broadcasters, predicted the Conservatives would win 368 seats, well ahead of Labour's 191. The Scottish National Party is projected to win 55 seats, with the Liberal Democrats securing 13.
No one here is going to pretend to totally understand British politics. But this margin of victory is so wide one needs only to understand numbers. This sucker appears to be a blowout.
If confirmed by the official counts in the next few hours, those numbers represent the best results for the Conservatives since Margaret Thatcher's win in 1987 -- and the worst Labour result in more than 40 years.
These results not only show a mandate for Brexit, but certainly suggest a referendum on the recent direction the UK has taken in all areas headed by government. Let's check in with a couple of Brits for their hot takes.
I would like to believe there is hope for Britain and that their rejection of socialism is also a rejection of the direction in which they were (are) slowly headed.
I know he's an idiot on guns, but Piers Morgan has lately been pretty on target on everything else. Love him or hate him, the limey seems to respect the democratic process of his country. I wish I could say the same for leftist twits in America.
See, that's what I love most about this. On the whole, the UK is far more liberal than the United States. They reached liberalism and socialism long before we did (we're just getting closer to it, but we're not where the UK is now), and the UK is now hitting the breaks. Not just hitting the breaks, putting the bus in full reverse. If the Brits can pull of such a course correction, so can the United States.
The general election, Britain's third in just four years, was not due to have been held until 2022, but Johnson was forced to call one early after suffering a series of key defeats in Parliament in the fall. Unable to find enough support for his Brexit strategy, the Prime Minister first rid his party of rebels opposing hard Brexit and then called the snap vote.
UK politics. No idea. But what is clear is this whole thing was about Brexit. The people want it. They want it now. They want out of the EU dumpster fire before being consumed in flames. If you don't think terrible immigration policies didn't play a role here, lol at you.
How quickly Johnson can take the Brits out of the EU, that's just hard to say. Some predict 2020, others 2021, and real naysayers still say it'll take longer than that. What I do know is, though I'll never stop mocking British dental, British food, British Bobbies who don't always have guns, and bad British ideas like the NHS, I must congratulate the Britons for doing a solid on this one, doubling down on their initial vote three years to get the hell out of the EU. Freedom. Let it ring.