‘What an earthquake we have created!’ cried a jubilant Boris Johnson after his stunning UK election triumph last night.
Unusually, the British Prime Minister wasn’t either wildly exaggerating or speaking with forked tongue.
Johnson’s victory was a genuinely seismic moment, and one whose forceful tremors will be felt most keenly across the Atlantic in America.
Because make no mistake, the lessons from this election carry extraordinary pertinence for next year’s US election.
Like Donald Trump and his ‘Make America Great Again’ mantra in 2016, Boris Johnson won with one very simple message that he rammed home every minute of every day of the six-week campaign.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds arrive in Downing Street on Friday morning after the Conservative Party was returned to power in the General Election with an increased majority
‘GET BREXIT DONE!’ he bellowed ad nauseum, and this relentless three-word mission statement worked spectacularly well.
17.4 million people voted then to leave, a 52 percent majority of Britons, but scandalously the losing Remainers – who were quickly dubbed Remoaners – launched a concerted campaign to stop it happening.
Rather like Democrats after Hillary Clinton lost to Trump, they wouldn’t accept the result and have spent the past three-and-a-half years screaming their heads off about how unfair it all is – and demanding another vote.
Since Johnson, one of the key architects of the Brexit win, became Prime Minister in the summer, Remoaner fury has grown ever more hysterical as they’ve branded him a lying cheating racist scumbag with a tawdry history involving women.
And they’ve mocked all his supporters as thick, racist morons who are just too stupid to know what they’re doing.
For Boris, read Trump.
For Brexit, read the 2016 Election.
And for Remainers, read Democrats.
The similarities don’t stop there.
Like the Democrats when Hillary ran, Remainers enlisted the very vocal support of Hollywood luvvies to fight their cause.
Hollywood actors Hugh Grant and Steve Coogan led the way, backed up by the likes of grime artist Stormzy and pop singer Lily Allen.
Grant, who seemed to forget that playing a fictitious Prime Minister in Love Actually is not a qualification to be a real politician, spent weeks marching around ordering people not to vote for Johnson or the Conservatives because they had the audacity to want to act on the democratic will of the people.
Hugh Grant looks glum as he watches the election result coming in a London restaurant with a friend after the actor campaigned for Labour
‘I don’t want to sound dramatic,’ he said, dramatically, ‘but I really think we’re facing a national emergency.’
The absurdly affected arrogant and pompous twerp believed he was the one to save us all from ourselves.
Instead, Britons responded exactly how I assumed they would to a jumped-up hectoring thespian trying to destroy democracy – and voted against everyone he supported.
There was a wonderful photo taken in a West London restaurant of the precise moment multi-millionaire Grant read the devastating (for him) 10pm exit poll on his cell-phone and his head sunk in abject disbelief.
Like the Trump-hating liberal celebrities who so raucously endorsed Hillary, he was hit by a sudden thunderbolt of reality that his views are not shared by most actual real people.
Grant was only matched in his sneering self-righteousness by fellow thespian Coogan who the night before the election went on national television to condemn all 17.4 million people who voted for Brexit as ‘ill-informed and ignorant.’
What stupefying arrogance!
Stormzy just resorted to plain abuse, branding Johnson a ‘f***ing pr*ck’ in a message to his millions of social media followers.
Lily Allen has been an ardent anti-Brexit opponent and a stanch Labour supporter. The singer blamed ‘racism’ for the Tory party victory
And Lily Allen – who most Americans will only have heard of because she is dating Stranger Things star David Harbour – blamed the subsequent loss on the fact that ‘racism and misogyny runs so deep in this country.’
Of course, the one thing uniting all these stars was their utter refusal to accept democracy. They just couldn’t deal with the simple fact that their side lost.
So, they tried to overturn the result of the Referendum, and unsurprisingly, they’ve now lost all over again.
If there’s one thing the British people hate, and Americans for that matter, it is snotty rich celebrities telling them they’re idiots and their vote shouldn’t count.
There was also another massive reason why Johnson won so big, and it was that his opponent, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, is a hard-core socialist so far left he makes Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez look like a capitalist.
Corbyn pledged to spend £60 billion ($80 billion) investing in schools, hospitals, education, green energy and home-building.
But as with Ocasio-Cortez and her outlandish promises like free tuition, healthcare and a green new deal, he planned to pay for it all by punitively taxing the rich and middle class in a way that many economists feared would bankrupt the country.
Britons firmly rejected that hard-left agenda in this election, and this should also send a very firm message to Democrats as they choose their nominee to take on President Trump in 2020.
As I’ve been warning for months, there’s not a cat-in-hell’s chance of a socialist candidate beating Trump next November, especially not with the US economy doing so well.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren both share Jeremy Corbyn’s socialist agenda and both appear to be as popular as him on Twitter.
But Twitter‘s not the real world.
The lesson for Donald Trump from the British General Election is that he will win if the Democrats are too radical and take their lead from celebrity supporters on Twitter
It’s become a cesspit echo chamber where many people only follow others who agree with their political opinions, thus creating a wall of partisan – and increasingly abusive – noise that bears little relation to reality.
Liberal Twitter was thus shocked when Trump won, stunned when Brexit happened, and is frothing at the mouth again now Boris Johnson’s pulled off a huge success.
It was so blinded to the infallibility of its own beliefs that it never saw any of this coming.
And if Democrats don’t forget about Twitter and base their candidate choice on cold, hard reality, they’re going to get a similar drubbing to the Labour Party.
The clear takeaway from this UK election is that a radical socialist candidate, backed by whining supercilious celebrities, against a populist opponent with a fervent base of support, will fail.
And if the only tactic they come up with to win is to try to thwart democracy, they will fail badly.
The sinister establishment-driven attempt to stop Brexit happening is not dissimilar to the current equally ill-advised Democrat impeachment move on Trump.
Those who voted for Brexit and Trump don’t take kindly to their democratic vote being abused in this way.
And their retribution comes at the ballot box.
If people think Boris Johnson’s earthquake was big, just wait until the Senate acquits President Trump and he uses that victory to storm to re-election.