Boris Johnson won big in Britain. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Before we get into the results, let’s take a second to listen to a song that just might become the new Conservative Party anthem (for the next five years, or until the next general election):
Boris Johnson has done it. He has overcome all the jeers in the press about his appearance and reputation for Machiavellian maneuvering. All those clips flooding social media showing voters telling off the prime minister for plotting to destroy Europe has been exposed for just that: More Remainer propaganda – not a glimpse into the true will of the people.
Seemingly everyone who opposed or undermined Johnson during his brief stint as prime minister – not just the opposition, but even purrported allies like the DUP, the perpetual thorn in the conservatives side as Johnson angled to try and pass his deal to no avail, lost big last night. After Johnson cast the DUP aside during negotiations with the EU, it seems their own voters followed suit, throwing two DUP MPs out of office and electing two more Sinn Fein members in their stead. This means that for the first time ever, the number of Northern Ireland MPs who favor reunification with Ireland will be higher than the number who favor remaining in the UK.