Were they really that close to winning? This is a laughable claim to anyone outside the cult. While the Tories lost their majority in 2017, they were still by far the largest party with 317 seats. Labour were 55 seats behind the Tories and 64 seats from forming a majority government. To put this into context they would needed to have gained more than double the 30 seats they actually gained in order to win the election. Even with the SNP's 35 seats Labour would still have required a further 29 gains in order to form a functioning coalition.
To say that Labour were 'close' is such a delusional statement that only a bunch of brainwashed minions could applaud it. Watch below (for a laugh).