General election reactions: Lily Allen, Hugh Grant and Stormzy among stars to condemn Boris Johnson win

A number of pro-Labour and anti-Conservative stars have condemned Boris Johnson’s general election victory.

Hugh Grant, who had campaigned for tactical voting in the weeks leading up to the election, tweeted succinctly “There goes the neighbourhood”. He subsequently predicted that Conservative Party campaign video statements, 88 per cent of which were found to be lies earlier this week, will “unravel”.

Stormzy, a leading Jeremy Corbyn supporter, retweeted a number of messages suggesting the dire implications of Johnson’s win.

“Dark day for minorities in the UK,” wrote journalist Mehdi Hasan, in a message retweeted by the grime star.

“Especially for British Muslims who watched as a man who said ‘Islam was the problem’, mocked veiled Muslim women, & also turned a blind eye to massive anti-Muslim hatred in his party, was just given a landslide majority by their fellow Britons.”

Lily Allen, another Labour advocate, called for greater attention be paid to “unchecked targeted bespoke propaganda” in a tweet, adding: “We need to start taking this seriously.”



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