What the newspaper websites say – December 13
Newspaper websites have been reacting to a sweeping General Election victory for the Conservative Party.
Boris Johnson’s landslide election victory dominated newspaper websites on Friday morning as Britain woke up to find out about a disappointing night for Labour.
The Mail Online said the result represents the “Dawn of Boris’s Britain”, while The Sun hailed the Prime Minister as “Father Brexmas”.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) December 13, 2019
The Telegraph, The Times and The Financial Times lead on Mr Johnson saying that his election victory gives him a strong mandate from the British people.
— The Times (@thetimes) December 13, 2019
Boris Johnson said that the results thus far had shown that “this one-nation Conservative government has been given a powerful mandate to get Brexit done” https://t.co/uHXMfujwSE
— Financial Times (@FinancialTimes) December 13, 2019
Labour winning Putney, a south-west London constituency, is indicative of a potential fissure running through the UK — the Tories in serious trouble in Remain-backing urban areas but cleaning up in the former Labour heartlands https://t.co/zbPMn32WwV
Meanwhile both The Mirror and The Guardian report that the result means that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will not lead his party into another election.
— The Guardian (@guardian) December 13, 2019
UK general election 2019: Jeremy Corbyn says he won't lead Labour into next election – live news https://t.co/v9SCmnhJ08
The Metro branded the result as “dramatic”, while the Daily Star reports that Mr Johnson was able to secure a “massive Tory win in Labour heartlands”.
— Zoe Drewett (@zoelouisedrew) December 13, 2019
— Daily Star (@dailystar) December 13, 2019
The Express labelled the result as a “political earthquake”.
The Independent put the result in a historical context, noting that the Tories have secured their biggest landslide since Margaret Thatcher, while the Labour Party has suffered its worst result since Clement Attlee was leader.
— The Independent (@Independent) December 13, 2019
The Yorkshire Post and The i both report the sweeping majority that has returned Mr Johnson to Number 10.
— i newspaper (@theipaper) December 13, 2019
Boris Johnson has returned to Downing Street after victory in his constituency and for the Conservatives across the country - as they win a majority. #GE2019
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