Capitalist democracy is essentially advertising; unregulated advertising is essentially lying and cheating. It is absurd to claim, as various hand-wringing liberal types have been claiming since ten o'clock last night, that the canaille have chosen to sell the NHS to Donald Trump. The Conservatives have been voted in because Johnson and his gang have promised to sort out Brexit and then get along with sorting out everything else. This sounds eminently reasonable to anyone who doesn't pay much attention to politics, being more concerned with such day-to-day problems as scraping a living and looking after vulnerable loved ones, which the Conservatives have spent the past decade so considerately exacerbating. The canaille would probably be quite happy to retain the NHS, but they have voted for its final destruction because the people who run Britain's political advertising regulation are essentially those who run the Johnson gang.
For the same reason, it is also absurd for the hand-wringers to claim that Labour's policies would totally have got a fair hearing under a less hopeless leader. Anyone making the slightest suggestion of taking from the rich to give to the poor, or refusing to wog-bomb wherever the chance presents itself, or keeping the planet more or less habitable, is liable to face exactly the same ridicule and misrepresentation that was meted out to Corbyn, and to the far more timid Miliband before him.
It remains to be seen whether the Johnson gang will try to maintain some sort of one-nation façade and throw some money around for a bit, or plump straight for the Singapore-on-Thames economy which powers the dank dreams of the Europhobes. The more optimistic electoral psychologists are already predicting that whatever happens will at least be "owned" by the Conservatives, as though the Johnson gang and their cheerleaders are going to step up manfully and take the blame for failing to inform their dupes that Brexit will be far from "done" once the withdrawal agreement is passed. Self-evidently, whatever delay and damage occurs will be the fault of the poor, the sick, the migrants, the Muslims, the citizens of nowhere, the pessimists, the Euro-wogs in Brussels, the last Labour government, and quite possibly the right kind of Jew.
Meanwhile, one must take what booby prizes one can. Much fun presumably awaits the Conservative and Unionist Party when its policies start breaking up the United Kingdom for real. The ridiculous little racist Zac Goldsmith lost his seat, as did the vicious Caroline Flint, albeit to a Conservative who presumably shares her principles. The ex-Deputy Conservatives helped their masters to win several seats, notably the greasy little opportunist Sam Gyimah who handed Kensington back to his fellow Grenfell-burners; but after a strikingly dishonest and inanely posturing campaign Jo Swinson became the latest Deputy Conservative leader to lose their seat. Doubtless a profitable career at Facebook awaits.