UK election 2019: how the Tory triumph unfolded

UK election 2019: how the Tory triumph unfolded


This one nation Conservative government
has been given a powerful new mandate. This is obviously a very disappointing night
for the Labour party. Tonight is terrible. It’s horrendous.
It’s heartbreaking. Jo Swinson has lost her seat in Dunbartonshire
East to the Scottish National Party. The most disastrous result for the Labour
party. The worst result since 1935. [cheering and applause] The votes are counted after this election
of December 2019, the Conservatives on 368 seats and Labour way down
on 191. A majority.
[audience boos] Well, that’s what the exit poll
is saying. Boris Johnson has gambled and won. The exit poll which is predicting a
large Conservative majority. If this exit poll is anywhere near right,
this result is a catastrophe for you, Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour party. – If it is anywhere near this
– Just anywhere Anywhere near, you’re right, this will be
extremely disappointing for the for the party. But certainly this exit poll
is a devastating blow. Ian Levy, the Conservative
party candidate, 17, 000 [cheering and applause] I would like to thank Boris. What we seem to be seeing tonight in Blythe
and from the exit poll is that families, people who have been lifelong Labour voters
in Labour areas are not voting for your party. Russia’s Berlin Wall came down in 2019. Labour’s red wall came down. Labour’s red wall is analogous
to the Berlin Wall of a totalitarian state? Well, that was a very left wing state. Is this result making you … I mean are you
slightly gone …? No, not at all. The Labour party present lucidity?
No. In this election year, I did notice that
Ian Duncan Smith is to be elected as a member of parliament for Chingford and
Woodford Green. The Lib Dem vote, though.
Look at that. Just about splitting it enough to let
Iain Duncan Smith in. As the member for the East Dunbartonshire. So we’ll be celebrating the wave of nationalism
that is sweeping on both sides of the border. And I do congratulate all those who are
newly elected. Commiserations to Jo Swinson. To lose her seat tonight, when has led
her party through this campaign will be a bitter blow for her. Thank you very much. All good things must come to an end. But I do want to say that I’m over the moon
by the results we’re seeing nationally. Corbyn was a disaster on the doorstep. Everyone knew that he couldn’t lead the
working class out of a paper bag. I want him out of the party.
I want Momentum gone. Go back to your student politics. And I will not lead the party in any future
general election campaign. It is six minutes past 5:00 in the morning. And we are now in a position to say that
this election of 2019 formally has been won by the Conservatives. This election means that getting Brexit done
is now the irrefutable, irresistible, unarguable decision of the British people.

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