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Kristian Hegaard på Twitter, 12. december 2019

Det er mig en gåde at Kristian Hegaard kan kalde sig MF’er, men han må appellere til radikale kernevælgere. Folk der har et afslappet forhold til den konkrete virkelighed. Analyse af Boris Johnsons historiske sejr af Rowena Mason i The Guardian – Five reasons the Tories won the election.

“Boris Johnson took a huge gamble by calling a December general election for the first time in almost a century. But he was celebrating on Friday morning after the Conservatives scored one of their biggest general election victories in recent years…

1) Brexit … Boris Johnson’s message that he would ‘get Brexit done’, repeated over and over again, appears to have resonated with a public weary of the lack of resolution over the UK leaving the EU. He stressed throughout the campaign that he would sort out the issue quickly with his ‘oven-ready’ deal, even though the UK is heading for years of trade negotiations and uncertainty at the end of next year when the transition period comes to an end. And he repeatedly stressed the prospect of a Labour government leading to another referendum.

2) Simplicity of message … The Tories’ message was much more focused than Labour’s. Johnson focused relentlessly on the ‘get Brexit done’ slogan as well as pledges about more police officers and nurses. In contrast, Labour had a multiplicity of huge policy offers from mass nationalisation to free broadband and compensating women in their 50s for the rise in the pension age. Ultimately, concentrating on a small number of core pledges seems to have given Johnson the cut-through he needed. …

4) Labour’s weakness … The Labour vote dropped dramatically in many areas. In some places, the Conservative vote did not go up hugely but Johnson’s candidate came out on top because traditional Labour voters appeared to have stayed at home or voted for the Brexit party. Defeated MPs have variously blamed the party’s Brexit position and Corbyn’s leadership for the suppression of the Labour vote.”