As in the US, the silent majority in the UK don’t much like extreme leftist economics. That could be because they don’t work, could it? From Daniel Lacalle at dlacalle.com:
The results of the UK elections have shown something that I have commented on several occasions: The widely spread narrative that British citizens had regretted having voted for Brexit was simply incorrect.
We already had the evidence in the European elections, where the Brexit Party won with 31.6% of the votes, but the general elections have been even clearer. The Conservative Party won by an absolute majority (more than 360 seats and 43.6% of the votes).
The failure of Labour’s radicalism led by Jeremy Corbyn has been spectacular, and his interventionist messages, reminiscent of the terrible Harold Wilson period, added to his vague stance on Brexit and how to finance his promises of “everything free at any cost” have led the party to its worst results since 1935 and losing key seats in constituencies that always voted Labour since 1945.
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Still more government in government-beset Britain didn’t float very many boats. From Mike “Mish” Shedlock at moneymaven.io:
Proposed Wakeup Phone Call
“Hello Elizabeth. This is Jeremy, Jeremy Corbyn. About your radical plan to save America. I’ve been doing some reflecting. Guess what?”
Jeremy Corbyn Went Down in Flames
Jeremy Corbyn went down in flames yesterday in the biggest Labour defeat in 35 years. [Correction: since 1935].
The above proposed phone call will never happen because Corbyn Refuses to Admit He is the Reason for Labour’s Massive Defeat.
Corbyn will stand down as party leader in January. But he wants time to reflect on what happened.
Corbyn Already Sounds Like Hillary
Corbyn blamed Brexit. He blamed the media. He blamed disgusting politicians.
On the latter, he is of course correct. He just forgot to look in the mirror while making that statement.
He just forgot one thing. He forgot to blame Russia.
He will have plenty of time to reflect on things, then blame Russia.
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