Advertisement
God's Hand on America God's Hand on America God's Hand on America
Columns

The Secret of Success for Britain’s Conservatives

Share
Tweet
email Email
Print
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks during a Conservative Party event following the results of the general election in London, Britain, December 13, 2019. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

American conservatives feel rightly inspired by the recent success of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his triumphant, freshly dominant Conservative Party – the Tories. But a brief look at election figures from British balloting in December shows only modest Tory gains in percentage of the national vote—barely 1% over their lackluster performance in 2017 when the Conservatives failed to win a Parliamentary majority.

What sealed their victory this time wasn’t Conservative gains, but Labour losses: the left leaning party collapsed from 40% of the vote in 2017, to 32% in 2019 – their worst showing in 84 years.

In America, even if Republicans fail to make the dramatic gains they are working hard to secure, they could still win if voters in Midwestern swing states shun the increasingly strident leftism of the Democrats, just as millions of Brits abandoned the uncompromising socialism of the Labour hard-liners.

Share
Tweet
email Email
Print

Medhead

Listen Commercial FREE  |  On-Demand
Login Join
Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Michael