Victory for Boris Johnson’s all-new Tories

Posted on AllSides December 13th, 2019
From The Left
Prime Minister, Great Britain, Elections, Conservatives, Tories

The Conservatives’ capture of the north points to a realignment in British politics. Will it last?

BRITAIN’S ELECTION on December 12th was the most unpredictable in years—yet in the end the result was crushingly one-sided. As we went to press the next morning, Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party was heading for a majority of well over 70, the largest Tory margin since the days of Margaret Thatcher. Labour, meanwhile, was expecting its worst result since the 1930s. Mr Johnson, who diced with the possibility of being one of Britain’s shortest-serving prime...

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