After years of slumbering through history, British voters delivered Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party a crushing blow while handing a Boris Johnson an unmistakable mandate. Their stark message: Get us out of the EU. Regardless of one’s view on Brexit, it is hard to imagine an outcome worse than the political paralysis that had crippled Parliament over the last three years.
The Tories are in charge, Corbynism is dead, and Great Britain is moving once again. Much is now riding on whether Prime Minister Johnson can use his victory to skillfully steer Britain through the turbulent months ahead. Voters will soon learn whether their new PM has what it takes to face down the country’s Churchillian challenges or whether he is little more than a populist blowhard who played to the cheap seats to seize a premiership he had long coveted.