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Why BoJo REALLY won the election

Updated: Jul 17, 2021

The media has had a lot to say about why Boris Johnson (BoJo) won the election in Dec 2019. But like everything the media tells you, it is tainted with propaganda so that you will believe what the media wants you to believe, whether or not it is true.

Here is's take on why BoJo REALLY won the election:

1. Likeability

The media did it's level best to persuade the public that BoJo was a bumbling toff. Someone more at home with his Eton pals. And a liar to boot. Someone who couldn't be trusted because he was only interested in his own career.

But the public weren't fooled. They liked his charisma. They could see that he had a mischievous glint in his idea. They liked his sense of humour. And he was self-deprecating. They could see that he was reasonable and rational, and that he alone was trying to deliver the democratic vote to leave the EU. Of all the leaders, he was the only true democrat. He got himself about, and he talked to workers at harbours and hospitals. Yes he lacked patience with the media, but then the media was his enemy, as the media were hellbent on stopping Brexit. When the media tried to humiliate him with the photograph of the young boy sleeping on the hospital floor, the public weren't fooled by the media. The public understands that Boris isn't responsible for every unfortunate event that happens in the UK. Boris was no more responsible for that event than I am responsible for the pothole at the end of my road. The media seem to think the public are stupid, but they most certainly are not.

Contrast Boris with Corbyn. Did you ever see Corbyn crack a smile? No, nor did I. This man needed a humour transplant. Maybe his funny bone was removed at birth. Either way, you really did get the impression that this man would be more at home spending Christmas with IRA terrorists than with his family. Not saying that's necessarily true, just that that was the impression. A smile and a joke from Corbyn would have gone a long way with the public.

2. The Brexit Party

The media hated the Brexit Party. The media was hellbent on stopping Brexit, and Nigel Farage was arch-enemy number one.

Very little media coverage was given to the Brexit party and Nigel Farage before the election. The media instead did its level best to ensure that the election was going to be between the Conservatives and Labour only. That gave the best chance of Labour winning and stopping Brexit. That's partly why Swinson never made the breakthrough (although Swinson had a multitude of other personality defects that I won't go into here). But Farage was certainly not going to get air-time.

The UK owes a huge debt of gratitude to Nigel Farage, and I sincerely hope that history records this debt and doesn't try to airbrush him out of history, because he, more than anyone (possibly even more than Boris), made Brexit happen.

Farage was magnanimous in stepping down from standing in 300 seats where the Conservatives were likely to win. And in the seats that the Brexit party did stand, they took several thousand votes off the Labour party in each seat, thus allowing the Conservative Party to win seats from Labour that they otherwise would never have won.

Farage put his country and the Brexit goal before his own party and his own ego, and he deserves a medal for doing so.

You will of course note that the media, especially the BBC, has virtually removed him from our screens post-election. But that's alright, the public know the truth. I only hope the history-writers do not work for the BBC.

3. A sense of fair play

One thing you can never accuse the public of, is not having a sense of fair play. Those of us who live in the everyday world of working just to get by, develop a sense of fair play that lives with us all our lives. Without this sense of fair play, we would be toast. No friends, no job, no life. This may be different to those that move in the elitist circles (e.g. politicians) where deviousness and ruthlessness are common traits.

The public weren't done with Brexit. The media may well have wanted to move the pre-election agenda onto other items like the NHS and nationalisation, but the public weren't ready to move along. There was an unfinished matter called Brexit, and until that was resolved, the public mind was not "moving along". You could say that the public were only going to concern themselves with domestic issues once Brexit was delivered and not before. BoJo knew this, because he understood the public mood. "Get Brexit done" was his slogan, and it worked, because it hit the nail on the head.

Also, what is frequently forgotten by the media (deliberately of course) is that many Remain voters have a sense of fair play too. They do not wish to be bad losers. They accept that they lost the referendum vote and they want to see democracy hold firm. So even many Remainers wanted Brexit to happen after the referendum. That means, probably at least 60% of the public (52% that voted leave plus 8% of the Leave voters that have a sense of fair play) wanted Brexit.

Most of the public understood that democracy must have its way. They realised that if parliament did not deliver Brexit then we were on our way to a banana republic ran by treason-ous individuals. Democracy had to prevail for the greater good.

4. The public didn't want to go back to the 1970s

The Labour manifesto would have taken us back to the 1970s. A time when everyone seemed to be on strike, inflation was rampant, nothing ever got better, and you couldn't even rely on the lights coming on or your bins being emptied.

Again, you have to admire the public's intelligence. They realised that Labour was adopting a policy of promising the Earth, without ever explaining where the money was coming from to pay for it. There is of course, no such thing as Government money. Everything, even borrowed money, has to be paid back by taxing the public.

It's been a long road from the 1970s to the present day. Decades where we have moved away from the nanny state taking our wages off of us and then giving us back what it decides we are entitled to. Only the poorest in society want to live in a nanny state. The majority of people prefer to have more control over their destiny. And that is yet another reason why Labour never made the breakthrough, and why the Conservatives won the Election.

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