Last Thursday, Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party dominated the UK elections, earning a critical victory that will finally pave the way for Brexit. Breaking through the impermeable “Red Wall,” Johnson’s party emerged with 365 parliamentary seats—the largest Conservative win since 1987.
How did Johnson and the Conservatives pull it off? Reporting from the UK, Henry Olsen joined Dany and Marc to discuss the election results and its implications for the 2020 US presidential election. Olsen remarks on the lessons that Donald Trump should take from Johnson’s success and what the Democrats could learn from Jeremy Corbyn’s defeat.
Henry Olsen is a Washington Post columnist and a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Olsen is the author of “The Working Class Republican: Ronald Reagan and the Return of Blue-Collar Conservatism” and (with Dante J. Scala) “The Four Faces of the Republican Party.” He holds a BA from Claremont McKenna College and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.
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