Boris heading for victory as Diane loses her footing
BRITAIN’S bizarre General Election got comical yesterday as Tory leader Bozo The Clown was on course to win with a clear majority – while Labour’s Diane Abbott appeared to have two lefty feet as she sported odd shoes.
BORIS Johnson’s Tory Party will secure a comfortable majority with 368 seats, exit polls predicted last night.
If the numbers are correct, it would give the Conservatives a majority of 86, their biggest margin of victory since Margaret Thatcher’s 1987 election win.
But with early indications saying Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party will win 191 seats, it would be their worst result since 1935.
Earlier in the day, Steve Coogan compared Mr Johnson to Alan Partridge and labelled Tory Brexit voters “ignorant and ill-informed”.
The comedian, 54, said: “Alan Partridge is ill-informed and ignorant and therefore he’s a Conservative and Brexiteer.
“Alan Partridge, his points of view and attitude, is influenced by the likes of Boris Johnson.”
Some Twitter users labelled his comments “hilarious” but others called Coogan “patronising”.
The election hit peak farce when Labour’s Diane Abbott appeared to campaign wearing two left shoes, from different pairs.
One person tweeted: “Clearly not a morning person.”
Long queues formed outside polling stations as people defied the wind and rain to vote in what was dubbed “the most important election in a generation”.
A woman dressed as Sesame Street’s Elmo was held back when she approached Mr Corbyn as he voted in north London.
Meanwhile, Tory Jacob ReesMogg came out of hiding to vote in Somerset with his son Peter.
TV’s Chris Packham accused all parties of spouting “lies”. The nature lover added: “God help us.”
Country’s gone to the dogs
■ PAWS IN THE CAMPAIGN: Festive dog in Vale of Glamorgan and pugs in Mousehole, Cornwall
■ IT’S IN THE BAG: Santa at Salford Lads’ Club and nun votes in west London
■ TONGUE LASHING: Johnson with his dog Dilyn after voting in central London and Corbyn in Islington as Elmo is held back. Below, yesterday’s Star
EU fools: Steve bashed Brexit
■ JACOB’S LADDIE: Rees-Mogg at polling station with son Peter