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Thursday, December 12, 2019

BORIS Johnson is on course for the biggest Tory landslide since Margaret Thatcher tonight - after the exit polls tipped the Tories to win a whopping 368 seats.

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yay brexit

#1 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-12-12 07:13 PM | Reply

Ultra-left, anti-semitic Labour Party gets crushed. Ought to be a warning sign for the Democrats.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-12 07:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Headline is bogus. If anything, the Brits are reclaiming their national sovereignty from the eurocrats in Brussels.

#3 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-12 07:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

For all the anti-democratic losers that wanted a re-vote on Brexit, this was it.

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#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-12 07:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Pretty incredible to see the landslide outcome. Did not expect to see it this close

#5 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-12-12 07:59 PM | Reply

Corbyn fanboys like Sanders and AOC are crying salty tears tonight. Hahaha

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-12 08:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Putin: Russian president says liberalism 'obsolete'

www.bbc.com

He masterminded it.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-12-12 08:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Corporate globalists desperately try to blame Putin for the votes of the British working class. It's all they have these days.

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-12 08:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Want to know why the Labour Party was savagely, historically humiliated in the UK election?

They spent the last three years:

- Fighting the will of the people
- trying to undo a national
- embracing radical anti Semitism
- sabotaging government

Good luck in 2020 Dems
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#9 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-12 10:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Corbyn resigns. Take a hint, Pelosi and Schemer.

#10 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-12 11:56 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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Pretty incredible to see the landslide outcome. Did not expect to see it this close

Anyone who watched just a smidgeon of socialist and anti-semite Corbyn the last three years wouldn't be surprised. He was hated more than Boris Johnson - it's just that simple. This was less about brexit and more about personalities. Hillary, take a hint, if your "self-unaware majesty" possibly can.

But also, Democrats, liberals... take a good look at who is still left and being funded in the primaries at the top of the national and important states polls - don't make us choose between a "Corbyn" or "it's his/her turn" "Hillary!" / "Biden!" and that strange orange alien still in White House. It didn't work last time - the vote in UK shows you again why it's not always about "the issues."

Nixon supposedly lost to Kennedy because he didn't look good on TV... that and some chicanery in Illinois and Texas. Take "persona" into perspective.
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#11 | Posted by CutiePie at 2019-12-13 05:27 AM | Reply

"Jeremy Corbyn's success is a model for American progressives," the Washington Post claimed in June of 2017.

"Britain's Jeremy Corbyn: I got my ideas from Bernie Sanders," the Post in July of 2017.

#12 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-13 08:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

They still have no solution for the Irish border. So, is he going to stop with the FUD and start actually governing now?

#13 | Posted by gtbritishskull at 2019-12-13 08:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#12,

Wow...

#14 | Posted by boaz at 2019-12-13 09:00 AM | Reply

"Do they have impeachment there?" Danni

#15 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-12-13 10:56 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

It's like California breaking off of the United States. It will bring Brits less freedom, harm foreigners working in Britain, disrupt lives and will end up causing the biggest recession in Britain's history. But just as we saw in 2007, the conservatives who supported Bush and bragged about "that great Bush economy" were humiliated when that great economy crashed.

"They still have no solution for the Irish border. So, is he going to stop with the FUD and start actually governing now?"

If they separate N. Ireland from the Republic of Ireland they are going to force N. Ireland to join the Republic of Ireland. Economically, they will have to.

#16 | Posted by danni at 2019-12-13 11:12 AM | Reply

Boris is the champ. Sorry, the international socialist left just lost a big one.

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"Down goes Corbyn! Down goes Corby! Down goes Corbyn!"
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#17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-13 11:38 AM | Reply

This foreshadows Trump's reelection

#18 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-12-13 11:51 AM | Reply

UK Tells Its Leftist Loons to Bugger Off.

"To the horror of leftists worldwide, people who don't think like they do have once again spoken in an election. The rubes from the hinterlands got their knuckles off the ground just long enough to send the anti-Semitic Jeremy Corbyn and his Labour libs to defeat."

#19 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-13 12:20 PM | Reply

"This foreshadows Trump's reelection

#18 | POSTED BY BRUCEBANNER AT 2019-12-13 11:51 AM | REPLY | FLAG:"

Not necessarily.

Trump may well win re-election, but to read a huge shift to right into the UK election results is to mis-understand the central and only issue - Brexit.

Corbyn is a complete waste of space; he's a throwback to cloth cap, socialist labour and unpopular. He is hampered by a lifetime of political baggage, accumulated quietly because he never achieved anything until he and the Momentum group carried out a coup within the Labour Party. He led a Labour campaign which emphasized issues that the party leadership thought the electorate should care about ( they didn't ) and ignored Brexit, refusing to take a stance because adopting a remain platform was difficult for him given that he is a lifelong opponent of the EU.

There are 2 mining constituencies in NE England that have returned Labour MP's since they were constituted. This election they returned strong leave Tories. If you think the underlying political attitude of these miners has changed, you are wonderfully naive. Brexit counted more than party affiliation but wait until the next election and see how they vote.

This election was comparable to the last US election in one way. If you accept Brexit as the central issue in play, then the Conservatives, being the party of leave, won the equivalent of the electoral college vote. The remain parties, Labour, LibDem and Scottish Nationalists won the popular vote, between them polling around 1.2m more votes than the Tories but obtaining 90+ fewer seats in Parliament.

#20 | Posted by Foreigner at 2019-12-13 01:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Do they have impeachment there?" Danni
#15 | Posted by fishpaw"

LMAO! Can they at least make him comb his hair?

#21 | Posted by phesterOBoyle at 2019-12-13 01:32 PM | Reply

England will be interesting to observe, in a bad sort of way.

#22 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-12-13 04:45 PM | Reply

Just like American "progressives": intolerant as hell
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Labour voters (41%) and Remain voters (40%) are much more likely to judge someone else negatively for voting differently to them than Conservative voters (19%) and Leave voters (13%)
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#23 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-13 05:21 PM | Reply

Being intolerant of intolerance is being just. Automation and improvements in worker efficiency has killed off good jobs. Rich conservatives cynically take advantage of this situation by pandering to base tribalism, blaming immigrants for lack of jobs, a morally reprehensible but proven electoral strategy. Then they get to cut social spending and keep more of their money, while the poor die at increasingly worse rates. This is social Darwinism in action.

#24 | Posted by hamburglar at 2019-12-13 06:08 PM | Reply

Just like America. Democracy-hating sore losers protest that voters don't like them.

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#25 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-12-13 07:52 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In context of rebellions going on all over the world, a popular backlash against Socialism is growing. The people have had it with government corruption, taxes and oppression.

#26 | Posted by Ray at 2019-12-13 08:29 PM | Reply

The Labor Party in the UK has lost the traditional labor population with a unrelenting dive into the hard left, multiculturalism, and open borders. Maybe the Democrat Party here might learn something, but I doubt it.

#27 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-13 08:36 PM | Reply

Here we go again ...

A country united?
Tonight protesters in Westminster chant "Boris Johnson - not my Prime Minister!"
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Come to believe "progressive" people aren't very progressive.

#28 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 02:43 AM | Reply

This is social Darwinism in action.
#24 | POSTED BY HAMBURGLAR

No its not.

#29 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 02:45 AM | Reply

Some point out that
@narendramodi
is an inspiration to go from a "chaiwala" to one of the world's most powerful leaders. Now
@BorisJohnson
as PM of UK is showing he too can act as a "chaiwala" serving tea to reporters. Both won landslides by connecting with the common man.
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Boris god bless....

#30 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-12-14 02:47 AM | Reply

It's really quite amazing to see the UK vote to self-destruct.

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-14 03:25 AM | Reply

"Come to believe "progressive" people aren't very progressive."

Not quite.
Brexit isn't progressive.

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-14 03:26 AM | Reply

#32 | Posted by snoofy, Maybe the revolting part of the EU is none of those who pass laws or regulate commerce is not one is accountable to any constituents or were elected. Maybe you believe that a unelected, unaccountable, dictatorship is progressive, I doubt that. Remember the bureaucrats in the EU removed two elected heads of state. Doesn't sound very democratic to me. Maybe that is what you like about the EU. A dictatorship of the bureaucrats is still a dictatorship. Just a new proletariat.

#33 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-14 06:01 AM | Reply

"Maybe the revolting part of the EU is none of those who pass laws or regulate commerce is not one is accountable to any constituents or were elected"

It's easy to tell when you're lying, you start off with "maybe."

#34 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-14 06:24 AM | Reply

It's really quite amazing to see the UK vote to self-destruct.
#31 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

What UK's voters destroyed. Does it look familiar?

"Labour's Radical Plan Highlights

Increase government spending by a massive 82.9bn a year, about 4pc of GDP, all paid for by rising taxes
A 400bn "national transformation fund", which would "add to the government's debt" but isn't in the headline figures.
Nationalisation of rail, water, energy, bus, mail, and broadband companies
Seizure of 10 percent of the shares in every big UK company and handing the shares to workers
Raise the corporate tax rate to 26% from 19%
An 11bn windfall tax on the oil and gas sector
Free broadband internet for everyone
Free shelter for the homeless
Super-rich tax rate
Tax on second homes
Raise 8bn via a Financial Transactions Tax
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Higher inheritance tax
Force landlords to sell homes to tenants at a "fair" price as determined by Labour"

#35 | Posted by Ray at 2019-12-14 08:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#34 | Posted by snoofy OK, point out the lie. Ask the people of Italy and Greece if the head of state was removed by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels. Show me an election where members of the EU are picked. I guess if ignorance is bliss, you must be truly happy.

#36 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-14 10:32 AM | Reply

"Show me an election where members of the EU are picked."

Show me the election where Alaska and Hawaii were picked to be members of the USA.

#37 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-14 01:49 PM | Reply

#37 | Posted by snoofy We bought Alaska, and the Russians thought we were idiots to buy it at the time. The natives hardly noticed. By the time Hawaii became an American territory the native Hawaiians were a small minority, out numbered by Americans, Filipinos, and Japanese/Chinese immigrants. Maybe if the last king had not been so corrupt, the monarchy might have survived. Becoming a territory was inevitable. Better the Yankees than the Japanese or the French. European diseases did a real number on the natives in the 18th century, about 70-80% died. Your understanding of history must have come via Zinn.

#38 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-14 02:48 PM | Reply

Tyranny exercised by bureaucrats is still tyranny.

#39 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-14 02:50 PM | Reply

"#37 | Posted by snoofy We bought Alaska"

No ----, Sherlock.
Not what I asked.

I asked "Show me an election where members of the EU -- I mean USA -- are picked."

#40 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-14 03:12 PM | Reply

"Tyranny exercised by bureaucrats is still tyranny."

You must feel like such a powerless victim, every time you fasten your seatbelt.

#41 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-12-14 03:13 PM | Reply

#40 | Posted by snoofy, You have a free choice, you can leave at any time. That is if any other country will have you. I have doubts.

#42 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-12-15 07:34 AM | Reply

Next up, SExit.

Scottish independance so it can remain in the EU will return the Destiny stone to Scotland.

#43 | Posted by bored at 2019-12-15 08:14 AM | Reply

With Scotland gone, it make no sense for England to hang onto Northern Ireland.

It is time for the Irish to unite.

#44 | Posted by bored at 2019-12-15 08:20 AM | Reply

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