Jonathan Pie: ‘It’s 50 Shades of Beige.’ Meet Britain’s New Prime Minister. | NYT Opinion

From The New York Times.

The final votes in Britain’s parliamentary elections are still being counted, but one thing is crystal clear: After 14 years in power, the Conservative Party is out.

More than that: It’s been thoroughly punished by the British public, reduced to barely 120 seats, the party’s worst result in it’s history. Several prominent figures — including former Prime Minister Liz Truss — lost their seats.

While other European countries are experiencing a rise in right-wing populism, Britain has rallied behind the centrist and sensible Labour Party and its centrist and sensible leader, Keir Starmer, who becomes prime minister.

To understand this huge trend-bucking shift, we once again turn to the fictional newscaster Jonathan Pie, performed by the comedian Tom Walker. In the Opinion video above, he offers his balanced, professional — and definitely not celebratory — take on the closing of this chapter in British political history.

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