Boris Johnson to win biggest Tory landslide since Thatcher as poll claims 86 majority

Boris Johnson to win biggest Tory landslide since Thatcher as poll claims 86 majority, by Natasha Clark.

The expected results mean Britain’s political chaos could finally be over, leaving Boris with the numbers to finally push his Brexit deal through Parliament in just weeks. …

And the exit polls put Britain on course for the biggest Tory win since 1987 – where they got a 102 seat majority under Margaret Thatcher. …

Labour are set to lose a string of traditional strongholds to the Tories …

The pound surged by more than two per cent on the news tonight. …

Nigel Farage said tonight his party had done a good job, despite facing picking up no seats at all. He told the BBC’s Andrew Neil: “We’ve used our influence that’s the important thing. … If we get Brexit, given that it was in the weeds back in February, we set this thing up, we’ve put it back on track, if we get there we’ve done a good job…. I’ve killed the Liberal Democrats and I’ve hurt the Labour Party.” …

One Labour candidate defending a seat in the once traditional Labour heartlands said: “The doorsteps have been grim. I’m f**ked.”

The polls said it was going to be close, but it wasn’t.

The elite tried their usual trick of biasing or exaggerating their side in the polls. This is attempting a self-fulfilling prophecy, both encouraging people to vote and to vote for them — because people are more likely to vote what they see as the winning side, sanctioned by the group.

Or maybe the silent vote got them again. Maybe we should just lie to pollsters, to really put them off and confuse them.

Every recent national election from Brexit and Trump onwards, there have always been more non-left votes than the polls predicted.