If this election was a proxy for a second referendum on Brexit, then the Leave side has won.

The British people have given a clear direction to their politicians - get on with it.

Boris Johnson's mantra - "Get Brexit Done" - worked. It's been a long time since a British Prime Minister has won such a commanding majority in the Commons, and it’s all the more remarkable because the Conservative Party has been in power for the past nine years.

How many parties have seen such a massive rise in their fortunes after so long in power?

And those nine years have seen some very big cuts in public spending following the financial crisis.

The austerity policy has hurt a lot of people, particularly in the north and midlands, and Wales - the poorer parts of the UK - the parts that have traditionally voted Labour. Yet they are the places that deserted Labour and voted for Boris Johnson.

Why? Because of Brexit.

The people who live in the so called "Red Wall" also largely voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum, and it was they who delivered this victory to the Conservatives.

But a result of this magnitude will also set in train a series of conflicts in UK politics - and not all of them about Brexit.

Having purged the Conservative party of its leading dissidents on Brexit, Mr Johnson can barrel the Withdrawal Agreement Bill through the Parliament in the weeks ahead, in time for the 31 January deadline.

That's the easy bit.

Then comes the conflict with the EU over the nature of the future relationship between the EU and the UK.

That tussle will almost certainly lead to internal conflict within the Conservative party over what kind of Brexit the different party factions want. And the big majority means the boot may be off the throat of the ERG, the European Research Group of very hard Brexit MPs - they no longer face the choice of voting for Boris Johnson's deal or risk losing Brexit all together.

This result may embolden them to push for a harder line in the negotiations to come with the EU. So the risk of a hard Brexit at the end of next year may have increased.

The Labour Party is definitely heading into a period of internal conflict and strife. The knives were out for Jeremy Corbyn within minutes of the exit polls being published last night.

Officially the party has blamed Brexit for dominating the policy discussion, to the disadvantage of the party. But the unacknowledged truth is that many voters also found Jeremy Corbyn himself very off-putting as a leader, and would not vote for him.

The combination of Brexit, a radical manifesto and Jeremy Corbyn has seen the party slump to its worst performance in decades - certainly since Michael Foot's leadership in 1983, and some have been looking back as far as 1935 to find such a poor performance.

An internal war now looms between the Corbynistas and the Blairite tendance in the party, harking back to the years of conflict under Neil Kinnock's leadership in the mid-1980s.

Speaking of Tony Blair, the seat he held for 25 years, Sedgefield in the North East of England, fell to the Tories. It was that kind of night for Labour.

The other conflict that is baked into these results is that between Scotland and the United Kingdom. The SNP had made it clear that it would regard any result in which it won 40-something seats of the 59 available in Scotland as an endorsement of its call for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

The Conservative seat share in Scotland halved; Labour may come away with just a single seat in what was once a red redoubt. As Britain moves decisively towards an EU exit, the cause of Scottish independence is revving up.

The term seismic is often overused to describe election results. This time the description really does fit what has happened.