The undisputed and spectacular victory of conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been seen by many analysts as the materialization of a growing sense of weariness by citizens over the narrative of the left-wing globalist elite.
The last UK general election, which gave the Conservative ‘Tory’ Party a landslide advantage of 80 seats in the British Parliament, was considered as a second Brexit referendum.
Since the British voted on 23 June 2016 that they wanted to leave the EU, the attacks against them have been ruthless and constant.
According to Washington Examiner journalist Hugo Gordon, many of the British who voted to leave the EU did so because they felt, “The oligarchy in Brussels and its allied ruling class in Westminster governed without paying any attention to the concerns of people ill-placed to thrive in a globalized economy.”
According to Gordon, these people did not fit the intellectual profile and were therefore not easily receptive to progressive ideology: “They are not media savvy, and not living within commuting distance of London or the great universities.”
They are hardworking people who want to see the resurgence of their local industries and who view with concern the phenomenon of mass immigration and how their traditional way of life is disappearing without anyone consulting them about it.
For these reasons they were branded as racists, xenophobes and reactionaries, argues Gordon, to the extent that many of them, formerly Labour, turned to the Conservative Party.
The campaign against the ‘leavers’ (those who want to leave the EU) has been tremendous: the Europeanists or left-wing ‘remainers’ insulted these people on social networks as fools, uneducated, ignorant just because they didn’t agree with them.
In the end, the British have voted and strongly rejected all those who despised and offended them during all this time.
“The [Labour] party was rejected because its leader and its policies were too left-wing and utterly uninterested in the legitimate concerns and reasonable beliefs of ordinary people,” Gordon said.
It’s easy to see the similarity with the situation in the United States and its conservative president, Donald Trump, who enthusiastically celebrated Johnson’s victory at the polls.
“Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great win! This deal has the potential to be much bigger and more lucrative than any deal that can be made with the EU, Celebrate Boris,” Trump wrote on Twitter.
President Trump also achieved a major victory in 2016 in working-class areas in the Rust Belt states, areas that have experienced a decline in industrial activity over the past 20 years.
The impeachment process against President Trump is also causing a major social fracture in the United States.
The Democratic Party and the media on the left are inciting their followers in such a way that there are beginning to occur violent episodes against students, the elderly, and ordinary people of conservative ideology.
And the effect is being very similar to what is happening in the UK: Democratic voters are starting to reproach their leaders for their very negative attitude towards the president and their contempt for the real problems of the citizens.
On the other hand, while President Trump did not have the unconditional support of all members of his party at the beginning of his term of office, this impeachment process has led Republicans to close ranks around the president.
This loyalty has surprised the Never Trumpers and if everything continues along this path, a crushing victory for Donald Trump in 2020 seems inevitable.