Boris Johnson bet the farm on an election and appears to have won big

London (CNN)Boris Johnson staked his career on Brexit. If this exit poll turns out to be anywhere near correct, he’s proved his critics wrong many times over. During the campaign he has been accused of lying, hiding from the media and treating both politicians and the public with contempt. He was criticized for running an unambitious, one-note campaign with a near-empty manifesto. Yet it seems to have worked. One of the Conservative Party’s biggest concerns was winning a slim majority, meaning he would have to navigate mind-bending internal party politics…

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