aspirant
Lock all the windows and doors, the American Tory Party of Clinton and Trump will be riding the waves of Boris Johnson
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deepestblue
Am glad the conservatives won for the reason that they were the only ones who will be able to hopefully finally initiate Brexit.  The wonderful population of England just gave them the full and final mandate to get out of the EU once and for all. 

Another huge positive in my opinion is it shows the lost influence of the media, namely the BBC.  The people are awake and they just issued an outright and full rejection of globalism.

Not that the conservatives don't generally have punitive policies and a pro-war agenda but at least the neoliberal global 'order' is crumbling in real time.  Not that the system is perfect and the dog and pony show of who's in and out is perfect, but on Brexit, that is a huge tangible result from this election and the reversal of a monumentally historic mistake that occurred while the west was asleep.

Not so sneaky headlines across most of US Fakestream Media keep referring to "Boris Johnson won."  Credit however to the NY Times for the headlines "Conservatives Win Commanding Majority in UK Vote" and "British Election Heralds End of a Global Trade Era."

The lead was buried in most publications that the conservatives just took their largest majority in 32 years because Trump Bad, so therefore Conservatives Bad, and there's just no way the UK would have just swept them into power.  Except they did.

In the US, I actually hope a similar fate awaits the neoliberal-controlled Democrat Party next year.  They're helping the cause majorly with phony impeachment hearings.  If so, symbolically the 30 year era of neoliberalism will (hopefully) finally be over.
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davidgmills
I am so glad the British had the sense to mandate Brexit as well.  What a fucking disaster it has been for them.  The EU was the worst idea in ages.  I guess as an American we had some sense of what trying to unify 20 countries would be like.  Except in their case far more difficult because of language, customs, religion and some countries being extremely strong and others extremely weak.  Throw in the fact that it had no real government, at least not one the people elected, and it was a disaster waiting to happen.  On top of that have currency that was not a governmental currency in any shape or form.  Governments could not use their own currencies to handle economic or military crises.

Let see if Johnson delivers in January as promised.  Bet the rest of the EU is really shitting bricks about now because this was an ass kicking where last time it was a marginal defeat.
Ye shall know the phony left by the gates they keep.
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deepestblue
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It began in Blyth Valley, a former mining area in the North-East that had never before elected a Conservative.

It swept through Darlington, Sedgefield and Great Grimsby, Stoke Central and West Bromwich, culminating in that extraordinary moment when Dennis Skinner's seat of Bolsover — Bolsover! — was painted blue.

Even in Tory strategists' wildest dreams, they never expected this. The Conservatives' biggest majority since Margaret Thatcher's last victory in 1987, and their biggest share of the vote since 1979.

As Mr Johnson's consigliere Dominic Cummings remarked, the self-styled intellectuals "should have taken a deep breath and had a lot of self-reflection [on] why they misunderstood what was going on in the country. But, instead, a lot of people just doubled down on their own ideas and fucked it up even more."

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7790781/DOMINIC-SANDBROOK-love-country-Corbyn-never-understood-Boris-did.html


Combine Brexit with this week's passage of Trump's USMCA which is regarded by genuine left wing trade analysts as better than NAFTA and these two developments are far better than what the alternative would have been.  Pick your spots, they say.  This is what the voters did in '16 in the US and are doing in the UK.
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deepestblue
One of the reasons Labour lost can be found in their manifesto:
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The Final Say on Brexit

Labour will give the people the final say on Brexit. Within three months of coming to power, a Labour government will secure a sensible deal. And within six months, we will put that deal to a public vote alongside the option to remain. A Labour government will implement whatever the people decide.

Here's the thing....the people had already decided on Brexit....in 2016!
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aspirant
Doesn't It sound like M4A in America, the people have already decided that too
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deepestblue
The fatal error of the Labour Party all revolved around Brexit:

- They advocated for leaving their EU borders open even if Brexit went through.
- They were planning on holding another Brexit vote, when the vote had already occurred in 2016.

Corbyn was initially pro Brexit IIRC.  Perhaps he was forced by forces outside of his control to have the party adopt these anti-UK positions.

Once again the lovely Rural voters saved humanity from more globalism.

The Labour Party could have performed much better as an actual UK Populist Party, promoting kitchen table issues as Sanders did in '16.  That's why Sanders won the unrigged Democrat Party nomination back then - he savvily didn't "go there" on the far far left issues that Joe Sixpack would reject outright.
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