As of this writing, the final results aren’t in– so take the early news with a grain of salt. But the British press and analysts seem to be celebrating or mourning, depending on where they stand, what looks like a big victory for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
And the opposing Labour Party could have suffered one of its biggest losses in decades.
The election victory for the pro-Brexit leader would seem to get the popularly-voted British exit from the European Union back on track. Establishment politicians in Great Britain and Europe have been fighting to block Brexit ever since a majority voted to approve it in June of 2016.
On my trip to Europe to report on Brexit for Full Measure, analysts explained that part of the broad support for Brexit coming from both liberals and conservatives came because of Europe’s refugee crisis in 2015 and its aftermath. A flood of mostly-Muslim illegal immigrants rushed Europe’s borders, fleeing civil war torn countries like Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria.
Many viewed European leaders as not properly addressing the problem. The result has been financial strain, culture clashes and Islamic extremist terrorist attacks by some of the immigrants.
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