Tonight’s exit poll has predicted that the Conservatives are heading for a bumper majority of 86 – a remarkable result. And while the exit poll is still just a prediction at this stage, that hasn’t stopped Labour’s various Corbynistas melting down at the result.
Here are the best reactions so far:
I cannot imagine how so many people in England can have been quite so stupid
Sorry, but it has to be said
— Richard Murphy (@RichardJMurphy) December 12, 2019
We couldn't overcome the Brexit culture war. I'm so sorry, to everyone who fought like lions til the close of polls. The movement continues, and we keep on keeping on tomorrow.
— Ash Sarkar (@AyoCaesar) December 12, 2019
BBC exit poll predicts Tories to take 70+ seats. If so – a victory of the old over the young, racists over people of colour, selfishness over the planet. Scotland will leave UK. However it does not feel right compared to on-the-ground.
— Paul Mason #VoteLabour (@paulmasonnews) December 12, 2019
— Novara Media (@novaramedia) December 12, 2019
— Toby Young (@toadmeister) December 12, 2019
This country is utterly, quadrilaterally fucked.
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) December 12, 2019
This looks abysmal. The result will be devastating for communities like mine all around the country who are now facing five years of Boris Johnson with unchecked power. I am more fearful for our country than at any point in my lifetime.
— David Lammy (@DavidLammy) December 12, 2019
'It's a catastrophic result for the country and for everything that the Labour party exists to fight for.'@OwenJones84 believes Labour tried to be the compromise party of Brexit which did work in 2017 'before society polarised very severely over Brexit'https://t.co/cLnCAxZ38f pic.twitter.com/vnye0Rbt6X
— ITV News (@itvnews) December 12, 2019