Proud Stanley Johnson says Boris will rebuild a bridge to Europe as exit poll predicts landslide win

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PROUD Stanley Johnson as described his son as a “pro-European” who will rebuild a “bridge to Europe” after exit polls pointed to a stonking Tory victory tonight.

Speaking in front of a hostile lefty audience on Channel 4’s Alternative election night coverage the PM’s dad said he was “very, very pleased with the exit polls”.

Stanley Johnson has said he is ‘very, very pleased’ after exit polls predicted a stonking victory for his son

Stanley said: Im very very pleased, I hope I look pleased, I am very very pleased, I am particularly pleased tonight.
Ive got to say, all this stuff about him being a right wing populist, thats not the child I knew, he was pro European.
Of course he was pro European. Okay folks why do you think he is called Alexander Boris Depfeffel Johnson? Because hes got about four streaks of Europeanism in his pedigree.
It is in his DNA, that is a man who is as European as you can think of. What this government is going to do is rebuild a bridge to Europe that is going to be so strong it can never be blown down.

Earlier, Brits headed to the polls to vote in one of the biggest and most decisive elections ever.

Exit polls put Boris Johnson on course for a majority win with 368 while Labour trailed at just 191.
Prime Minister Mr Johnson, who gambled his premiership by triggering the vote, has sought to focus on his pledge to “get Brexit done” throughout the campaign.

Meanwhile Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign has been overshadowed by anti-Semitism allegations and his refusal to take a stand on Brexit.

Voters had braved freezing temperatures throughout the day to line up outside community halls, churches and schools to have their say – and risked being a touch late for work.

Astonishing pictures of snaking queues came despite initial fears of a low turnout in the first December election in nearly 100 years.

The third General Election in less than five years has been largely dominated by the 2016 vote to leave the European Union – with Labour pledging to give voters another say in a second referendum, while the Tories have vowed to take the UK out of the EU next month.

The last election in the UK in 2017 saw a 68.8 per cent turnout, higher than at the 2015 and 2010 elections – with bookies offering 6-4 odds on a 65-70 per cent turnout this year.