A stunning, encouraging night in British politics.
- Biggest defeat in the history of the British Labour Party
- Biggest victory for conservatives since Thatcher
- Resounding mandate for Johnson to finish Brexit
- Expect a US-UK free trade deal in 2020
- British Jews and Israeli leaders are breathing a huge sigh of relief
“Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party won a commanding majority in the British Parliament, a striking victory that redraws the lines in British politics and paves the way for the country’s exit from the European Union early next year,” reports the New York Times this morning.
“The Conservatives were projected to win 364 seats in the House of Commons, versus 203 for the Labour Party, according to the BBC, with almost all of Parliament’s seats decided,” the Times noted. “That would give the Conservatives about a 75-seat majority, their largest since that amassed by Margaret Thatcher in 1987.”
- Read Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s victory speech
- Jeremy Corbyn will not lead his party into the next election (Jerusalem Post)
- Netanyahu, Rivlin congratulate Johnson on reelection, say it will boost Israel’s ties with the UK (Times of Israel)
- UK Jews and Israelis fete defeat of “anti-Semite” Corbyn (Times of Israel)
- After Corbyn loss, British Minister says UK Jews “shouldn’t have to live in fear again” (Times of Israel)
- UK general election 2019: EU prepares for Brexit hardball (BBC)
This article originally appeared on Joel’s blog and reposted with permission.