Boris Johnson And Conservatives Win In Great Britain

Headline Roundup December 13th, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson secured a strong victory in Great Britain's general election as voters backed his promise to "get Brexit done." Johnson's Conservatives captured 364 of the 650 seats in the House of Commons, the party's best showing since 1987.

Most coverage tied in similarities to the ongoing Republican-Democrat partisan and polarization in the United States.

Boris Johnson And Conservatives Win In Great Britain

From the Left
1809
OPINION

Donald Trump, in his telling, could have shot somebody on Fifth Avenue and won. Boris Johnson could mislead the queen. He could break his promise to get Britain out of Europe by Oct. 31. He could lie about Turks invading Britain and the cost of European Union membership. He could make up stories about building 40 new hospitals. He could double down on the phantom $460 million a week that Brexit would deliver to the National Health Service — and still win a landslide Tory electoral victory not seen since...

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From the Right
1809

Although Boris Johnson may have defused a ten-megaton bomb of neo-Marxism in Britain and assured the final passage of Brexit, his Conservative victory is hardly a victory for conservatism. On the far side of the Atlantic, as over here, fiscal responsibility has taken a lethal beating.

Reviewing a failed campaign manifesto by Starbucks titan Howard Schultz a million years ago last spring, Andrew Ferguson wrote, with his typical combination of wit and sagacity, “Schultz hopes to define himself as the political equivalent of a jackalope: the ‘fiscally conservative social liberal’...

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From the Center
1809
Elections, Great Britain, Brexit, Prime Minister, Conservatives, Boris Johnson

Boris Johnson has won a decisive majority, on the back of a big swing from Labour to the Conservatives in Leave-voting Britain.

Yet north of the border the SNP dramatically almost swept the board.

With all results now declared, the prime minister has won a majority of 80 seats - the biggest Tory majority since 1987.

Meanwhile, at 44%, the party's share of the vote is set to be at its highest since 1979, when Margaret Thatcher became prime minister.

Labour, in contrast, finds itself with little more than 200...

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