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Johnson calls for closure over Brexit divisions

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Macron warned Britain that the more it chose to deregulate its economy after Brexit, the more it would lose access to the EU's single market.

Voters unambiguously rejected Corbyn's socialist program of nationalisations and colossal state spending

Reading those two points makes me confident that the British are going to be fine and prosperous.

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Basically a de facto 2nd referendum, and Brexit won again.

Just goes to show that there is a silent majority. They don't protest, attend rallies, feign outrage every day or post profusely on facebook or on news articles, but they vote.

My congrats to the proud British people.

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Great victory over globalist socialism.

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globalist

What does this mean?

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Basically a de facto 2nd referendum, and Brexit won again.

Actually it wasn't, but if you added the parties that were in favour of a remain or a genuine second referendum, you get a majority.

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I don’t believe that Jeremy Corbyn campaign could ever differentiate between dogmatic Ideology and the political, electoral realities of 21st century Britain…..   

The pretence in the belief that activism alone can overcome the powers of Government or office. Success at the ballot box effects change.

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Finally the UK can move on-relief!

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This article is crap.

Voters unambiguously rejected Corbyn's socialist program of nationalisations and colossal state spending, delivering Labour's worst result since 1935.

This is false and misleading. The entire election was about Brexit sentiment. Corbyn at first said he would resign to support the Brexit results, but then he was boxed in a corner when running for Prime Minister, so that if he went either way on Brexit, he would have lost huge support on either side. There was also a huge smear campaign by the right and corporate media.

The election wasn't a rejection of his policies. It was an exhausted electorate, right or wrong, wanting movement on Brexit. Labour policies are very popular among the working class, as they should be.

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London will be fine, and remain the Disneyland of European cities. The industrial cities are in for hard times. Toyota is pulling out - and they even drive on the left.

The countryside towns will not change much. The Scots have a golden opportunity to become the next Nordic country - plenty of oil and a small population.

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The puzzling question to come out of this extraordinary result must be where did all those 16 million Remain voters go? For the past 3 years I supported the idea that Labour should make the next election a de facto referendum, drawing a clear line in the sand, and should become the flagship party for these voters: Labour = Remain, Tories = Brexit, , a simple formula well within the comprehension of even the simplest voter. Corbyn was so vilified in all communication media that the choice was boiled down to an even more effectively simple, but powerfully emotional formula: WHO do you hate and despise the most? The spine tingles to contemplate the reality that even in 2019 Dr Goebbels still beats Hans Christian Andersen hands down, (arm raised), one-nil. As an after-thought, the consequences of this Tory landslide for poor Assange will soon be seen: Unlike Trump, Latinist Johnson doesn't need to google "quid pro quo" , and will most certainly stitch and serve up Assange on a platter of scapegoat to his American counterpart as a party favor, though.

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Make sure Johnson is kept to his word on the NHS as he has a long history of lying.

Do not allow those stubby little orange fingers anywhere near it.

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Colleen Anne Luckett - The election wasn't a rejection of his policies. It was an exhausted electorate, right or wrong, wanting movement on Brexit. Labour policies are very popular among the working class, as they should be.

According to the results of the election, Labour's policies weren't as popular among the working class as the Labour Party hoped they would be.

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According to the results of the election, Labour's policies weren't as popular among the working class

You do have evidence to back up how the working class voted and felt about Labour’s policies in this election outside of Brexit, don’t you? I’m sure the Labour Party will be studying this as they plan the way forward after this hiding.

I can’t wait to read it. I’m into this kind of thing. Cheers.

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Friday for "closure" over the Brexit divisions that have riven the United Kingdom, saying his election victory provided an overwhelming mandate to take Britain out of the European Union on Jan. 31.

The vote has taken place, the results are in, one side won, the other side lost. Now, under the democratic rules of a polite society which knows how a democracy is supposed to work, everyone should work together for the greater good. And that includes the losing team. The losers will be given their opportunity to lead soon enough.

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It's the role of a strong opposition to question the policies and actions of the government. Not just agreeing with everything.

Unfortunately the opposition and its leaders have been broken by the election results and the overwhelming majority. Corbyn of Labour to go. Jo Swindon of LD already resigned. Leader of the Irish DUP gone. The only real success on the opposition has been the Scottish SNP and there main objective will be another referendum on independence but PM Bozo has already said won't be happening.

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The vote has taken place, the results are in, one side won, the other side lost. Now, under the democratic rules of a polite society which knows how a democracy is supposed to work, everyone should work together for the greater good. And that includes the losing team.

So when your side lost twice to Mr. Obama, you united with his party to work for the greater good did you?

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Labour = Remain, Tories = Brexit, , a simple formula well within the comprehension of even the simplest voter. Corbyn was so vilified in all communication media that the choice was boiled down to an even more effectively simple, but powerfully emotional formula: WHO do you hate and despise the most?

And while Labour did benefit a bit from this in certain constituencies, Corbyn is at heart a leaver, so it was never going to be clear. Also, his Northern heartlands were often the most strident leave constituencies and hence why he lost seats that have always been Labour.

And maybe Corbyn couldn't control the message about him, but let's face it - he never helped himself much. He totally screwed up the topic of anti-Semitism for instance.

In the naive efforts to undo the Blair years, the campaign 101 was thrown out.

Peter Mandelson and Alastair Campbell would never have allowed the message to slip away from Labour in the way that Corbyn's team did.

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London will be fine, and remain the Disneyland of European cities

Sure, the Disneyland of European cities if you like your Disneyland with a giant surge of stabbings and a completely useless mayor who is more concerned about thought policing than anything then yeah sure

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No choice now, fellow Remainers and anti-Tories. It's a democracy, the majority have told us who and what they want, we have to accept it. One day things will turn around and the pendulum will swing the other way. Such a shame about Europe, though. As an expat dual national Brit, I always thought full European membership was an asset, not a liability.

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Well done Boris.

Corbyn was a disaster and his anti-semitic party has been rejected.

Also, the anti-semitism of some of the posters on this website has been revealed.

It won't be forgotten.

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In reality out side the chattering classes living in the London upper middle class bubble the country was never that “divided”, there were those supporting remain and those supporting leave but without the rancour hyped by the metropolitan media. I know many who supported remain and I still go to dinner with them. There just isn’t the widespread rabid tribalism you see in some countries and the media portray to generate eye catching headlines.

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Several hundred noisy protesters marched through central London on Friday evening to protest against the election result, disrupting traffic and chanting "Boris Johnson: Not My Prime Minister" and "Boris, Boris, Boris: Out, Out, Out".

The Left hates democracy. The UK is joining the Socialists in America in their #resistance to election results. They want to force all individuals to acquiesce to their political ideology - but that’s not what democracy and freedom is about. They are free to have their own collectivist associations recruiting companies and individuals to their cause but in authoritarian fashion insist on forcing others to join them involuntarily. Johnson even supports much of the Socialists collectivist agenda but that isn’t good enough - he isn’t their PM. The state of agitation and anger on the Left is pathological.

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In the UK, they have just punished the insane left for their actions in trying to cancel the 2016 referendum, just like the left in America are trying to cancel the 2016 election.

American voters will punish them for it in 2020.

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@Alfie: So when your side lost twice to Mr. Obama, you united with his party to work for the greater good did you?

Are you saying the #resistance works both ways? Should have thought of that before...

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Are you saying the #resistance works both ways? Should have thought of that before

The #resistance didn’t exist under Obama, do not sure what you’re talking about. It’s no surprise that a Trumpophile is trying to bend time to fit their narrative though.

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Alfie Noakes - So when your side lost twice to Mr. Obama, you united with his party to work for the greater good did you?

Chip Star - The #resistance didn’t exist under Obama, do not sure what you’re talking about. It’s no surprise that a Trumpophile is trying to bend time to fit their narrative though.

It appears that you have mistakenly posted in the wrong thread. This is the "Johnson calls for closure over Brexit divisions" thread.

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If Jeremy Corbyn would actually resign, instead of just promising to resign sometime in the near/distant future, all political parties could work together to undo the last three years of gridlock, and hatred.

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