Boris Johnson wins sweeping mandate, as Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘radical’ agenda fails to win votes even from his traditional base

LONDON — Britain’s third general election in five years produced a landslide, nation-shaping Brexit victory for Prime Minister Boris Johnson — and a crushing rebuke for the Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn and his self-described radical social agenda.

Labour had its worst showing since World War II — a potential warning light about the political viability of progressive left-wing platforms here and maybe in the United States.

The election handed Johnson an unmistakable mandate to get Britain out of the European Union in January, although a Brexit withdrawal agreement has yet to be approved in Parliament — and months, maybe years, of negotiations will follow to produce the promised free-trade deal with Europe

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