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The consequences of this dismal campaign will reverberate for years to come

This was the most dire electoral contest I can remember

By Rachel Sylvester  

Johnson leaves the polling station at Methodist Central Hall, London. Photo: Rick Findler/PA Wire/PA Images

In the era of fake news this has been the post-truth election in which nothing was quite what it seemed. When, during the first leaders’ debate, Boris Johnson said he thought the truth mattered the studio audience simply laughed in his face. On the very same evening, the Conservative Party had set up a fake FactCheck Twitter account that was pumping out attacks on Jeremy Corbyn. If the exit poll is to be believed, it…

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