JEZZA. JEZZA BLOODY CORBYN, THE ABSOLUTE MENTALIST, HAS GONE AND BLOODY DONE IT. WHAT A LAD. WHAT A BOY.
Well, he hasn’t quite. But Conservative leader and Prime Minister Theresa May called a remarkably early U.K. general election for the purpose of solidifying her majority and obtaining a mandate to run Brexit her way. It hasn’t worked. Word’s come in now that the U.K. will have a hung parliament, and the Conservatives have lost their majority.
BREAKING: British media report that no party will hold a majority after
surprising Conservative fall, hung Parliament.
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 9, 2017
For those who didn’t work out what a hung parliament was after it happened to us, it means that no party has enough seats to form government. What happens next is anyone’s guess – but it’s almost certain that Theresa May is toast. She pulled off a huge gamble, and fucked it up badly.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, the socialist warrior, went into the election campaign 20 points behind. But his old school campaign based on the crazy vision that politics and life don’t have to be about depriving people won a lot of supporters – and Labour ended up doing much better than anyone anticipated.
— Tal Waterhouse (@iiTalW) June 9, 2017
It’s not strictly a victory for Labour – but it is a vindication of their renewed program, and it’s a massive, massive failure for the Tories.
The Conservatives are still the largest party in the House of Commons, followed by Labour. Let’s see what happens next.
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