“A Thumping Tory Majority”

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“A majority of Thatcherite proportions”

Tonight.

Hard Exit polls following today’s UK General Election shows the Conservative Party looks set to win 368 seats to Labour’s 191.

This could mean Jeremy Corbyn’s party may lose not just seats in marginal constituencies but even in districts that historically voted Labour.

More as we get it.

Meanwhile…

It’s going to be a long night.

Meanwhile

53 thoughts on ““A Thumping Tory Majority”

    1. Birdie

      It’s unreal. If it comes to pass Labour really messed up and put forward the wrong leader. Johnson is an outright liar and he still crushed them.

      I’d hate to be living in the UK now. Hope Scotland can get independence from them but now very doubtful.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        even those who were convinced that there’d be a strong tory majority werent anticipating anything like the landslide it looks to be so “shocking” isn’t exactly hyperbole

        1. Bryan Wall

          Yeah, that’s what I meant. I expected a Tory win but the scale of it is shocking.

          Should have been more clear.

      2. V

        So that’s what you’ve been up to Ro

        In off-site training for last night/ today

        Good to see it paid off
        Since you’re back in shape like

    2. newsjustin

      It’s not even remotely shocking.

      The polls were all pointing to this.

      And Corbyn is a terrible leader. They were spouting off about re-nationalising the energy market ffs. What nonsense.

      Even against a buffoon he couldn’t make ground.

  1. GiggidyGoo

    If true, then life won’t be worth living around here for quite a while. Charger Flanagan will have a field day.

  2. Tea And Brexits

    Kinda predictable. I mean, Corbyn…

    … if you cannot get elected as a Tory in this one, forget politics.

    1. MaryLou's ArmaLite

      Who would have thought a Jew hating, terrorist sympathising Communist would have trouble becoming prime minister of the UK.

      1. Brother Barnabas

        “Jew hating, terrorist sympathizing Communist”?

        gosh… glad that person didn’t get in

        who is it?

  3. Spaghetti Hoop

    Well that could mean a 32-county tax republic for us and an Irish Sea border, come Jan 31st. How did Arlene do????????????

  4. f_lawless

    From what I’ve read, they’re putting it down to:
    (a) the “shock and awe” style media campaign by the establishment against Corbyn since he became leader (particularly in the last few weeks). He really was the “people’s candidate” looking to shake up the status quo and tackle soaring wealth inequality in the UK, but no political figure could withstand that level of propaganda thrown at them and come out unscathed.
    and (b) by positioning themselves as an “anti-Brexit” party, Labour made the mistake of alienating themselves from a large section of the electorate. Corbyn himself didn’t spearhead that drive but nevertheless acquiesced to others in the party

    1. rotide

      Labour are going to lose by one of the largest margins in memory and against a Tory party that is deeply divided and you think it has nothing to do with their policies? just how deluded do you have to be?

      This result had very little to do with a right wing conspiracy and everything to do with Corbyn and labours lack of direction with Brexit and their hard left policies which the UK has no appetite for with Brexit coming

      1. f_lawless

        Except that statistical analysis shows that there has indeed been a sustained “conspiracy”.by the British press against Corbyn since the day he became leader. To dismiss this as an irrelevant factor is not credible.Here’s an analysis of the bias by the London School of Economics and Political Science – and this dates back to before things really become ramped up.
        http://www.lse.ac.uk/media-and-communications/research/research-projects/representations-of-jeremy-corbyn
        “Journalistic Representations of Jeremy Corbyn in the British Press

        “Our analysis shows that Corbyn was thoroughly delegitimised as a political actor from the moment he became a prominent candidate and even more so after he was elected as party leader, with a strong mandate. This process of delegitimisation occurred in several ways: 1) through lack of or distortion of voice; 2) through ridicule, scorn and personal attacks; and 3) through association, mainly with terrorism.

        All this raises, in our view, a number of pressing ethical questions regarding the role of the media in a democracy. Certainly, democracies need their media to challenge power and offer robust debate, but when this transgresses into an antagonism that undermines legitimate political voices that dare to contest the current status quo, then it is not democracy that is served.”

        I agree that that Brexit seems like the decisive factor but putting it down to Labour’s “hard left” policies that the British people have “no appetite for with Brexit coming” I think is more your own right wing mindset framing and projecting a reason onto the result.

        1. Clampers Outside

          That analysis is of just two months, and 8 print titles, nothing more.

          It’s a snapshot of a time Sept / Oct 2015, not an analysis of any sustained or continued practice. And again, only print media and their online editions.

          Needs more analysis

  5. Daisy Chainsaw

    Oh Brits. You really don’t deserve democracy… and don’t worry, Boris will sell it soon enough.

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    1. Andrew

      Christ almighty! They reject loony failed socialism and you’re questioning that wisdom of that? The British electorate are more capable of critical thinking than the Irish are, that’s for sure.

  6. rotide

    The only good thing about this result is that the airheads ranting about “Unelected” leaders can stop beating that particular illogical horse

      1. Clampers Outside

        She couldn’t even define “woman” on radio a few days ago…. but that had nothing to do with the £100,000 donated to LibDems by a puberty-blocker pharma company, I’m sure… >_<

    1. Clampers Outside

      I’ll slap either one. I’m a swing voter.
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      I’ll get me coat, and table tennis bat so.

  7. Daisy Chainsaw

    Oh Brits. You really don’t deserve democracy… and don’t worry, Boris will sell it soon enough.
    Turkeys voted for Christmas, but all you’ll get is chlorinated chicken.

    1. MaryLou's ArmaLite

      The exit poll predicted that former mining constituency of Blythe Valley might go from Labour to Conservative, it just did.

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