Boris Johnson’s close association with Trump has paid off.
The Conservative Party has crushed Labour in Thursday’s general election, which is expected to result in a substantial majority in Parliament.
According to exit polls conducted by the BBC, the Tories will end up with 368 Members of Parliament (MPs), which is 50 more than they had following the 2017 election. Labour is expected to have 191 MPs while the SNP is expected to take 55 and Lib Dems are expected to have 13. The official totals are expected to be known by midday on Friday.
BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg predicts that this victory will be enough to allow Prime Minister Boris Johnson to remove the UK from the European Union, finally going through with the Brexit that was approved in 2016.
Labour’s projected loss of 71 seats would be their worst result since 1935, a damning indictment of radical leftist party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has drawn a great deal of criticism for his alleged anti-Semitism. He was forced to begrudgingly apologize for the growing anti-Semitism within his party just last week.
“Can I just make it clear … our party and me do not accept antisemitism in any form… Obviously I’m very sorry for everything that’s happened but I want to make this clear I am dealing with it. I have dealt with it,” Corbyn said while being interviewed on ITV’s This Morning last week. He had previously refused to apologize before finally capitulating after realizing electoral disaster was on the horizon.
Meanwhile, the Tories are expected to win the largest victory for the Conservative Party since 1987 – which were the glory days of Margaret Thatcher. This comes after PM Boris Johnson was endorsed wholeheartedly by President Donald Trump, and the two men have embarked on a close friendship that has dominated headlines.
“We have a really good man who’s going to be the prime minister of the UK now,” Trump said after Johnson became PM. “He’s tough and he’s smart. They’re saying, ‘Britain Trump’. They call him ‘Britain Trump’ and people are saying that’s a good thing.”
“They like me over there. That’s what they wanted. That’s what they need. He’ll get it done. Boris is good. He’s gonna do a good job,” Trump added.
President Trump’s comments were proven correct at the voting booth on Thursday, and now Britain and the U.S. will be able to negotiate a trade deal that will benefit the economies of both countries greatly.
“We’re are having very good trade talks between the U.K. and ourselves. We’re going to do a very big trade deal, bigger than we’ve ever had with the UK,” Trump said.