The UK elections projections are in and, if they are borne out by the actual results, the Tories (Conservatives) have won 318 seats out of 650, less than a majority. They are the biggest party by far, but they will need to form a coalition or run a minority government.
The results are a disaster for Brexit supporters, British nationalists, those who oppose the unfettered immigration of practically everyone to Britain, and for British Prime Minister Theresa May.
As I explained in a previous post, it was not enough for May to lead the Tories to victory. She had to enhance their slim majority in Parliament, for that was the reason she called for these early elections. She failed to do that, lost her majority completely, and in fact may end up seeing a Labour party, with the most extreme leader in its history, become the ruling party of Britain.
This is a catastrophe for the Tories, and, personally, for May. She’s the winner on paper, but I doubt she will last for long in her post. Soon, once the dust settles, the Tories will likely choose another leader to replace her. The flamboyant Boris Johnson, perhaps.
Given the long history of British parliamentary politics, it is likely that a prime minister whose term ended in a greater humiliation that Theresa May’s ends up doing will be found, but I doubt that there would be many such examples.
These elections will likely go down as one of the most disastrous and unnecessary acts of Sepuku in British, and perhaps even world history.