Data driven worlds …
or … Get swept along by the hype?
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Lots of US Lefties are moaning that the UK election of Boris (with an 86 vote majority) … somehow magically predicts a big Trump win in 2020…
Is that a reasonable conclusion?
The actual UK election results say a resounding …. ” No ” …
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Why-how did UK-ites lose their minds, electing Boris the Goon with an “86 vote” majority?
When the vast majority of the British public believes that their deep complex problems (of failed-collapsed Empire) should be solved by easy feel-good solutions … (falsely-easy solutions offered by all sides) …
When pretty much all talented leaders leave-the-field (years ago) due to over a decade of intractable messes … leaving only very low-talent options … Who (or what) do they vote “for” ?
… or … Do you vote “against” ?
Notice that it’s the same as the USA where millions of votes “for” Trump… were actually just votes “against” the arrogant more-of-the-same Washington-insider Hillary.
Then notice that UK’s “first past the post” election rules too often guarantee non-democratic results … where Boris (ab)used the UK Parliamentary system to steal an 86 vote majority (56% of Parliament), with just 43% of the vote …
Notice that Tories’ vote share only increased by a paltry 1.2%, even though they LOST over ½ their seats in Scotland – ( getting a WEAK 43% of the total UK vote).
while … Labor votes FELL by 7.8%
… (led by the repulsive, dithering, bland Labour leader Corbin)
The election results were NOT a resounding “YES” to Boris-the-Goon (a paltry 1.5% gain to just 43%) … Instead, they were a rejection of Corbin & Labor’s weakness & confusion.
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