Episode 1647: Britain Trusts Boris, Corbyn Dissolves, NI Shifts To Middle
Today Ken speaks to Peter Geoghegan of Open Democracy about the Conservative victory in the British election.
The election result entirely vindicates Boris Johnson’s high-risk strategy of targeting working-class Brexit voters https://t.co/kEKAIOqQdn
— The Economist (@TheEconomist) December 13, 2019
Key points from #ge2019: Politicians now *know*, definitively, that they can lie to the electorate, spread disinformation and refuse to do media interviews and it “doesn’t matter”. This alone isn’t *why* Tories won but means our politics is now changed, utterly
— Peter Geoghegan (@PeterKGeoghegan) December 13, 2019
Why did the simple Tory messaging cut through? Was there ever a path to success for Labour? And what might the outcome mean for Scotland and Northern Ireland?
For the first time ever there are more nationalist MPs than unionist MPs in Northern Ireland.
DUP 8 (-2)
Sinn Féin 7 (-)
SDLP 2 (+2)
Alliance 1 (+1) #GE19 #BBCElection #GE2019
— Darran Marshall (@DarranMarshall) December 13, 2019
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