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BoJo’s Mojo Means More than Just Brexit Gets Resolved

  • Johnson having this strong an electoral mandate to ‘Get Brexit Done’ will also give him a strong negotiating hand with the European Union when talks resume in January.
  • While U.S. stocks leap from new high to new high and German stocks get safe-haven inflows, Brexit uncertainty pressured the FTSE into a going slowly nowhere, up just 8.1% this year, compared to the more than 20% gains on the Dow Jones and German DAX.
  • With a weak Angela Merkel leading Germany and French President Emmanuel Macron’s helping Johnson get a deal he could campaign on, German stocks appear vulnerable.
  • Because of this there’s been a rotation into safe-haven markets – U.S. and German stocks, U.S. and Swiss Treasuries and gold.
  • So a rotation trade opens up, selling the German DAX and buying the U.K. FTSE.
  • With this worse than expected election result, I wouldn’t bet on new highs in German stocks.

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How to Leave the United Kingdom

  • It was reported in the run-up to the general election that some people of colour were considering leaving the UK if the Tories retained power as a result of the PM’s history of racist comments.
  • While the UK remains part of the European Union – which could be only until 31 January – there will be no change to the rights and standards of UK nationals living in EU countries, according to the government’s website.
  • But as the statements of intent to leave Britain emerged on social media after the exit poll, voices emerged in response, urging people to put the interests of those without the means to move country before their own.
  • Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate.

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UK election: Labour dominated social media but got crushed anyway - Business Insider

  • Jeremy Corbyn's party was dominant when it came to campaigning on the internet, making use of memes, viral Facebook posts, and sharply-edited videos.
  • On basically every analytical metric, Corbyn's Labour was streets ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives.
  • A deep dive in the parties' respective social media campaigns by analytics firm Pulsar found that during the campaign, Corbyn added significantly more followers on both Facebook and Twitter than Johnson almost every day of the campaign.
  • A compilation of the "pivotal video moments" of the election campaign created by The Guardian newspaper, many of which went viral on social media, was dominated by Conservative gaffes.
  • Labour seized on such moments, with Momentum — a Corbyn-backing grassroots movement — mobilizing an army of activists to create slick attack videos slamming Johnson and the wider Conservative Party, many of which gained millions of views.

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UK election: Labour dominated social media but got crushed anyway - Business Insider

  • Jeremy Corbyn's party was dominant when it came to campaigning on the internet, making use of memes, viral Facebook posts, and sharply-edited videos.
  • On basically every analytical metric, Corbyn's Labour was streets ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives.
  • A deep dive in the parties' respective social media campaigns by analytics firm Pulsar found that during the campaign, Corbyn added significantly more followers on both Facebook and Twitter than Johnson almost every day of the campaign.
  • A compilation of the "pivotal video moments" of the election campaign created by The Guardian newspaper, many of which went viral on social media, was dominated by Conservative gaffes.
  • Labour seized on such moments, with Momentum — a Corbyn-backing grassroots movement — mobilizing an army of activists to create slick attack videos slamming Johnson and the wider Conservative Party, many of which gained millions of views.

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wholeheartedly embraced the UK Labour Party hours before they suffered a massive defeat

  • Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wholeheartedly embraced the UK Labour Party hours before it suffered a massive defeat in Thursday's general election.
  • Ocasio-Cortez shared a video from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Thursday, election day in Britain, that attacked the Conservative government there over their record of cutting public spending.
  • It showed members of the Conservative party talking about cuts to public spending, interlaced with news clips about children using food banks and the record number of British billionaires.
  • But Labour suffered a crushing defeat in the election, with the Conservatives securing a large majority of seats.
  • Although she is a political celebrity in the US, Ocasio-Cortez's ability to drive votes in Britain is relatively limited.
  • Corbyn's election as Labour leader in 2015 was hailed as a turning point for the UK left, pushing it further from the center.

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Labour's message absolutely dominated social media in the UK election. The party got crushed anyway.

  • Jeremy Corbyn's party was dominant when it came to campaigning on the internet, making use of memes, viral Facebook posts, and sharply-edited videos.
  • On basically every analytical metric, Corbyn's Labour was streets ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives.
  • A deep dive in the parties' respective social media campaigns by analytics firm Pulsar found that during the campaign, Corbyn added significantly more followers on both Facebook and Twitter than Johnson almost every day of the campaign.
  • A compilation of the "pivotal video moments" of the election campaign created by The Guardian newspaper, many of which went viral on social media, was dominated by Conservative gaffes.
  • Labour seized on such moments, with Momentum — a Corbyn-backing grassroots movement — mobilizing an army of activists to create slick attack videos slamming Johnson and the wider Conservative Party, many of which gained millions of views.

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Boris Johnson won his UK seat flanked by comedy candidates including Elmo and Lord Buckethead in the weirdest image of the 2019 election

  • Boris Johnson won his seat in the constituency of Uxbridge and South Ruislip against a cast of comedy candidates including Elmo, Lord Buckethead and Count Binface.
  • The prime minister won a total of 25,351 votes, coming in ahead of  25-year-old Labour candidate Ali Milani who received 18,141 votes.
  • Weird candidates running against the Prime Minister and other party leaders is something of a British tradition.
  • Johnson cast his own vote in the constituency of Westminster, becoming the first prime minister since Margaret Thatcher not to cast a vote in their own marginal constituency.
  • The overall results of the 2019 general election delivered a decisive win for Boris Johnson's Conservative party.
  • As of 8 a.m. Friday the Conservatives had won 364 seats, making it the party's strongest showing since the days of Margaret Thatcher.

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Global stocks and the pound soar as euphoric traders cheer a US-China trade deal and a landslide UK election result

  • Global stocks surged to all-time highs on Friday after Donald Trump struck a deal with China to suspend tariffs set to go live on Sunday.
  • The S&P 500 and Nasdaq closed at record levels on Thursday, Britain's FTSE 250 hit a new high on Friday, and Europe's Stoxx 600 broke its intraday record.
  • Global stocks surged to all-time highs on Friday after Donald Trump struck a preliminary trade deal with China to suspend tariffs set to go live on Sunday, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservatives achieved a landslide victory in the UK's general election.

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Boris Johnson has cleared an election hurdle. Now he faces a US-China balancing act

  • According to analysis by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, China would be the biggest winner from a no-deal Brexit, and will likely see substantial gains from the type of hard leave solution previously mooted by Johnson.
  • China has already seen its influence substantially increase in Europe -- particularly among poorer eastern and Mediterranean nations -- as leaders in Brussels have been delayed in crafting a new policy for dealing with Beijing as Brexit negotiations dragged on.
  • Downing Street told the UK's Sky News that the "is not the prime minister's but belongs to a member of his staff." Hu Xijin, editor of the nationalist Chinese tabloid Global Times, said that Johnson's use of the phone made his security risk claim "sound hypocritical" and suggested the British leader was attempting to have it both ways on the issue.

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Donald Trump congratulates Boris Johnson on a 'great WIN' in the UK election

  • President Donald Trump has hailed Boris Johnson's landslide election success, congratulating the British prime minister on a "great WIN" and promising to strike a "massive new Trade Deal" between the US and UK.
  • On Thursday, Britain went to the polls, giving Johnson's Conservative Party its largest majority in decades and delivering Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party a historic defeat.
  • The US President weighed in on Twitter in the early hours of Friday morning, congratulating Johnson on his win.
  • He is on track to secure the largest majority enjoyed by the Conservative Party since Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.
  • Corbyn, meanwhile, has said that he will not lead the Labour Party into any future General Election, though he did not give a clear timeframe for his departure.

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