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The British electoral map has been redrawn, and the winner is Boris, not necessarily the Tories. The Conservatives have won more seats than at any time since Margaret Thatcher, and Labour has won the fewest seats in parliament since 1935: a performance seen as worse than the 1983 defeat under Michael Foot, when the party’s manifesto was described as ‘the longest suicide note in history.’ But the Conservatives who have won bear little resemblance to the stalwarts of the past, such as Winston Churchill or Thatcher, just as Labour today has little in common wit h electorally successful leaders such as Clement Attlee or Harold Wilson, or more spectacularly, Tony Blair. The story of this election...


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