CLOWN PRINCE

Boris head­ing for vic­tory as Diane loses her foot­ing

Daily Star - - FRONT PAGE - ■ by JACK AN­DREWS jack.an­drews@dailystar.co.uk

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

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