Last night, the U.K. Labour Party, led by the illustrious Jeremy Corbyn, suffered a crushing defeat to Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party. A lot of American liberals are struggling to process how something like that could happen. After all, Boris Johnson is just British Trump and Orange Men Bad and the Conservative Party is the party of Satan and the fact that Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semitic bigot and terrorist apologist troll couldn’t possibly have played a role.
Well, for what it’s worth, Andrew Sullivan offered up this take on the results of the U.K. election:
Simple lesson: there is a big majority in US and U.K. for anti-pc nationalism wedded to leftist economics. The first Democrat to get there wins.
— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) December 13, 2019