The Impact of Jihadi Attacks on the British Elections

The terror attacks in the run-up to the British elections were not the only factor behind the elections’ surprise outcome. Brexit, austerity politics, and religious divisions within British society played a key role in the Conservatives’ loss of parliamentary majority, leaving Theresa May’s coalition government vulnerable to Labor and its reinvigorated leader Jeremy Corbyn, with his long history of pandering to Islamist terror groups and sponsors, notably Hezbollah, Hamas, and Iran.

  • Millie_Woods

    “religious divisions within British society”

    Stout vs ale drinkers.

    • canminuteman

      It must be! I was wondering what they were referring to.

  • Reader

    The single biggest factor in Jeremy Corbyn getting so many votes was bribing the young with a promise he couldn’t fulfil, to cancel all student debt which would have cost the UK over 100 Billion Pounds Sterling.

    The proportion of younger people who voted shot up appreciably in the election and Corbyn’s fortunes with it.

    It had little to do with ideology, it was just self-interest and a lack of analysis as to the feasibility of that promise and its likelihood to be carried out if Corbyn had won.

  • andycanuck

    How about calling an election 3 years early; and threatening to screw pensioners?

    • Observer

      Those are very good points for why Tory voters did not support May, but it still doesn’t account for all the young people who came out of vote for the first time and who it exit polls said they were voting for Corbyn.

  • Hard Little Machine

    It doesn’t appear to make much difference

  • DJ

    Did May call Tim Hudak for election advice? She released her manifesto when she didn’t have to, and her response to the Manchester terrorist attack was to promise to censor the internet. She may as well have hung a dump on the sidewalk after it all of that was announced. Thankfully Corbyn is just THAT terrible he still couldn’t win.