There was a political earthquake last night in Britain with Boris Johnson and the Conservative party racking up a massive landslide victory against the far left and publicly anti-Semitic Labour Party:
Jeremy Corbyn said Labour had a “very disappointing night” and he would not fight a future election.
The BBC forecast suggests the Tories will get 364 MPs, Labour 203, the SNP 48, the Lib Dems 12, Plaid Cymru four, the Greens one, and the Brexit Party none.
That means the Conservatives will have their biggest majority at Westminster since Margaret Thatcher’s 1987 election victory.
Labour, which has lost seats across the North, Midlands and Wales in places which backed Brexit in 2016, is facing its worst defeat since 1935.
A former Labour Party MP and London Mayor actually blamed Jewish voters.
Meanwhile, Johnson now has the mandate to Brexit any way he so chooses. If Republicans unify and certain members of the party stop trying to help Democrats more than their own party by undermining Trump, they may very well see similar results in 2020.
Labour’s loss is a stark lesson in going too far left — but it may be missed on Democrats here across the pond. The port-mortems on Corbyn’s loss is that he “fumbled Brexit” and perhaps a stronger leftist candidate may have been victorious, but it wasn’t just Brexit that motivated voters — and Labor truly did fumble the issue, which was equally about ignoring voters — it was the far left messaging of Corbyn, et. al. (I wonder if Democrats this morning are having campaign remorse at having cuddled up to Corbyn in the press.) Here Democrats in Virginia are threatening to send the National Guard to enforce their semi-auto rifle ban and destruction of due process. Top Democrat candidates are promising to nationalize businesses and raise taxes. Today House Dems voted to affirm that facts don’t matter. The polls won’t be kind.
Fusion GPS is already trying to run the “Russian collusion” playbook on Johnson. The rejection of far-left policies by scores of voters across the globe, be it in Hong Kong or Britain, is unnerving big state tyrants desperate to hold onto power.