How UK newspapers reported Boris Johnson's 'landslide' election victory - Press Gazette

How UK newspapers reported Boris Johnson's 'landslide' election victory

A number of Britain’s daily newspapers put out special late editions to cover news of Boris Johnson’s “landslide” election victory overnight.

Newspapers that had backed the Conservatives at the snap poll celebrated the party’s win, with the Daily Mail calling on readers to “rejoice”.

The Daily Express declared: “The British lion roars for Boris and Brexit!”

Johnson won with a majority of 76 seats (with one left to declare).

The Daily Mirror said it was a “nightmare before xmas” on its front page.

The paper’s associate editor, Kevin Maguire, shared an image of a mocked-up splash that would have run should Labour have stormed to victory under Jeremy Corbyn, who is now set to stand down as the party’s leader.

The Financial Times has also published a special free election “tabloid” that is being distributed at select London stations today.


UK national newspaper headlines on Friday 13 December:




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4 thoughts on “How UK newspapers reported Boris Johnson's 'landslide' election victory”

  1. So much gloating, a more deceptive collection of publications would be hard to find. The Evening Standard’s front page is especially painful, a picture of Churchill, their blatant attempt to brainwash people into drawing comparisons is so low. The press certainly played their part well in this sham election.

  2. If you can find out if The New European is still going , how many copies it sells,what it’s advertising cm rates are and the state of it financially can you tell those who are supposed to be selling it please?!

    Better still pull the plug someone, it’s just ego massaging vanity project that’s run it’s course and is embarrassing

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