HOW the Conservatives won their majority and the inquest into the general election result for the other parties has been going on ever since the exit poll was announced.

But in reality this was no usual election and there was one simple reason for everything - Brexit.

Labour made their fatal error in February when its leadership said the party would back a second referendum. Meanwhile the Liberal Democrats were doomed from September when they said the result should be cancelled altogether.

"Referendum results and democracy have to be respected. If we don't leave, why should millions who took part in the referendum ever have faith in democracy again?" - I wrote those words nine months ago.

Such was the public's anger after two Brexit deadlines were missed, 'remain' parties were likely to be in trouble at the Ballot box.

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I always said I supported Brexit and the question was never if we would leave, but how and on what terms.

However the idea Labour is suddenly unelectable, or the Liberal Democrats could not have done a lot better, is a myth.

How can we judge anything in a Brexit election which effectively became a rerun of the referendum?

The proof is in the last election result. The Liberal Democrats, at that point strongly campaigning for a people's vote, got eight seats - far from the days of 57 seats and being in a coalition at the start of the decade.

Labour meanwhile had a similar manifesto to this year's, but crucially said it respected the result of the referendum and came close to winning getting nearly 13,000,000 votes.

Labour is not going to change course now and will move on with a new leader.

For Boris Johnson and the Conservatives 'getting Brexit done' is not likely to be plain sailing. There is no doubt we will be out in January, but remember that is only stage one as we enter the 'transitional period'.

The future relationship, far more important, could be even more difficult than anything in the past three years and is Tory backbenchers support guaranteed?

The PM is adamant an agreement will be completed by this time next year but that seems to me very ambitious as no talks with the EU are straightforward.

And if the PM stuck to the next December deadline 'do or die' then no deal is back on the table again, with seemingly less opposition in parliament.