UK election: Boris Johnson wins big, but beware of the hangover

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The Conservatives have won the UK general election, winning a large (projected) majority of 76 seats - the largest Conservative majority since Margaret Thatcher won in 1987. The Labour party, under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, posted its worst performance in a general election since 1935. The value of sterling rose sharply on the news. After 645 seats of 650 seats declared, the projected seat numbers are: Conservatives 364 seats (up from 318 at the last election in 2017), Labour 203 seats (down from 262), SNP 48 seats (up from 35), Lib Dems 12 seats (no change), Plaid Cymru 4 seats (...

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