Bitter Remainers waving EU flags gather outside Downing Street in protest at Boris Johnson win

Remainers have taken to the streets outside Downing Street this evening to protest against Boris Johnson’s emphatic election win – but have ridiculed for taking to the street just hours after the Conservative victory.   

Hundreds descended on Whitehall, central London waving flags and placards around and shouting ‘not my Prime Minister’ just hours after Mr Johnson pledged to heal the divisions of Brexit, as he returned to Downing Street after securing a crushing General Election victory over Labour.

But despite Mr Johnson’s promises, groups including Stand Up To Racism continued to shout and protest chanting slogans including ‘to hell with Boris Johnson’ and ‘Boris, no, no, no’. 

The area has been closed down as the sore loser anti-Boris Johnson protesters, surrounded by police, continue to cause chaos on the area, much to the irritation of many on Twitter.  

Dozens have called out the protesters for taking to the streets so soon after polls closed, and ridiculing them for thinking they will ‘overthrow’ the Prime Minister with such a small number.  

Earlier today, Mr Johnson sought to reach out to Remainers, insisting his ‘One Nation’ government would never ignore their feelings of ‘warmth and sympathy’ towards the other nations of Europe.

The Remainer protesters have been slammed on Twitter for protesting so soon after Mr Johnson’s emphatic election victory (above and below). Many have ridiculed the number of protesters and their unwillingness to accept the election result 

Police are in attendance at the anti-Boris Johnson protest outside Downing Street this evening. Protesters were seen holding placards including 'defy Tory rule' and 'no to racism'

Police are in attendance at the anti-Boris Johnson protest outside Downing Street this evening. Protesters were seen holding placards including ‘defy Tory rule’ and ‘no to racism’ 

Two protesters square up to a police officer as they bitterly demonstrate against Boris Johnson's emphatic election win

Two protesters square up to a police officer as they bitterly demonstrate against Boris Johnson’s emphatic election win

A group of protesters hold a banner as they protest against the general election victory. Placards on show included one which said: 'Tory cuts drove me to attempt suicide'

A group of protesters hold a banner as they protest against the general election victory. Placards on show included one which said: ‘Tory cuts drove me to attempt suicide’ 

The protesters wave European Union flags around during the protest. Earlier today, Mr Johnson sought to reach out to Remainers, insisting his 'One Nation' government would never ignore their feelings of 'warmth and sympathy' towards the other nations of Europe

The protesters wave European Union flags around during the protest. Earlier today, Mr Johnson sought to reach out to Remainers, insisting his ‘One Nation’ government would never ignore their feelings of ‘warmth and sympathy’ towards the other nations of Europe

Others held placards which read 'defy rule' as they took to the streets outside Downing Street tonight to protest against Boris Johnson's election win

Others held placards which read ‘defy rule’ as they took to the streets outside Downing Street tonight to protest against Boris Johnson’s election win

Many of the protesters appeared glum as they shouted slogans including 'to hell with Boris Johnson' and 'Boris, no, no, no'

Many of the protesters appeared glum as they shouted slogans including ‘to hell with Boris Johnson’ and ‘Boris, no, no, no’

Some have not been that receptive towards the protests, with many on social media criticising them for taking to the streets so soon after an emphatic victory for Johnson

Some have not been that receptive towards the protests, with many on social media criticising them for taking to the streets so soon after an emphatic victory for Johnson

‘Now is the moment, precisely as we leave the EU, to let those natural feelings find renewed expression in building a new partnership,’ he said.

‘I frankly urge everyone on either side of what are, after three and a half years, increasingly arid argument, I urge everyone to find closure and to let the healing begin.’

But protesters, in areas also including London’s Trafalgar Square and Glasgow City Centre, shouted chanted loudly as they struggle to get to terms with the election result.

With all 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had a majority of 80 – the party’s strongest election performance since Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s.

The Prime Minister is now expected to reintroduce his Brexit deal in the Commons next week following the Queen’s Speech and State Opening of Parliament on Thursday.

The result plunged Labour into turmoil, with Jeremy Corbyn announcing he would not take the party into the next general election after seeing a string of former strongholds fall to the Tories.

But he faced furious demands to quit immediately after he said he intended to lead the party through a ‘process of reflection’ as it considered the way forward.

Meanwhile Mr Johnson was faced with the prospect of an almost immediate constitutional showdown as Nicola Sturgeon demanded the right to hold a fresh referendum on Scottish independence.

People scuffle with police during an anti-Boris Johnson demonstration, at Trafalgar Square in central London. There were also protests outside Downing Street this evening

People scuffle with police during an anti-Boris Johnson demonstration, at Trafalgar Square in central London. There were also protests outside Downing Street this evening 

Police grab hold of one protester during an anti-Boris Johnson demonstration at Trafalgar Square in central London this evening

Police grab hold of one protester during an anti-Boris Johnson demonstration at Trafalgar Square in central London this evening

With all 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had a majority of 80 - the party's strongest election performance since Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s. But bitter Remainers took to the streets outside Downing Street tonight to protest

With all 650 seats declared, the Conservatives had a majority of 80 – the party’s strongest election performance since Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s. But bitter Remainers took to the streets outside Downing Street tonight to protest

After the SNP took 48 of the 59 seats in Scotland, the First Minister said she would next week set out a ‘detailed democratic case’ for a transfer of power to Holyrood to enable a referendum to be ‘put beyond legal challenge’.

A dramatic election night saw Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson stepping down after losing her Dunbartonshire East seat to the SNP, while DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds was ousted by Sinn Fein in North Belfast.

But the most striking aspect of the results was the collapse of Labour’s hitherto impregnable ‘red wall’ with seats across the North and Midlands which had not voted Conservative in more than a century falling to the Tories.

It represented the party’s worst general election performance since 1935, with veteran left winger Dennis Skinner in Bolsover and Tony Blair’s old seat of Sedgefield among the casualties.

At an early morning victory rally in Westminster, Mr Johnson said he was ‘humbled’ that voters who had never before voted Tory had chosen to put their trust in him.

He acknowledged that in order to retain their support the Conservative Party would have to change some of its priorities.

‘Those people want change. We cannot, must not, must not, let them down. And in delivering change, we must change too,’ he said.

Other placards included slogans such as 'blame austerity, not migrants' as dozens took to the streets outside Downing Street this evening

Other placards included slogans such as ‘blame austerity, not migrants’ as dozens took to the streets outside Downing Street this evening 

Police are on hand to control the protesters who have been shouting outside Downing Street throughout the evening

Police are on hand to control the protesters who have been shouting outside Downing Street throughout the evening 

Mr Johnson has now promised to get Brexit done by the end of January, but these protesters waved European Union flags outside Downing Street in the hope of positive relations with the Union

Mr Johnson has now promised to get Brexit done by the end of January, but these protesters waved European Union flags outside Downing Street in the hope of positive relations with the Union 

Mr Corbyn, meanwhile, expressed ‘pride’ in his party’s controversial left-wing manifesto, blaming their losses on Labour Leave voters turning to the Conservatives or the Brexit Party.

‘This election was ultimately taken over by Brexit,’ Mr Corbyn said.

‘My whole strategy was to reach out beyond the Brexit divide to try and bring people together.’

He said that it would now be for the party’s ruling national executive to set the timetable for a leadership contest, some time in the early part of 2020.

‘I am quite prepared, and I was elected to do so, to lead the party until that takes place,’ Mr Corbyn said.

His comments infuriated some Labour MPs and defeated candidates who said he should go immediately.

Veteran MP Dame Margaret Hodge said Labour had become the ‘nasty party’, with anti-Semitism allowed to flourish, and that the result represented a rejection of the entire Corbyn ‘project’.

‘People just didn’t trust the economics, the confetti of promises that was thrown at the public without any clear and honest way they were going to be paid for,’ she told the BBC.

‘Labour has become the nasty party. I am one of the victims of that with the anti-Semitism.’

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