Things really aren’t so different on the other side of the pond, it turns out.
After years of failing to follow through on the result of the 2016 Brexit referendum, the Parliament of the United Kingdom finally received the wake-up call we all knew was coming. Even the Brexit Party’s Nigel Farage agreed to step back, and allow the Conservative Party to acquire the majority it needs to deliver on this years-old promise.
With Britain’s Leave camp united, the Conservative Party smashed the competition, putting the left-wing Labour Party in a very awkward position. While the UK’s mainstream media wrote this off as the Conservatives appealing to racism, xenophobia, homophobia, and all the other usual suspects, the country’s working class voted to “get Brexit done.”
Obviously, Britain’s left isn’t taking the loss very well. In a display that almost perfectly echoes the Democratic Party’s reaction to President Donald Trump’s victory in 2016, leftists in British media are completely losing their minds. And we’re going to be perfectly honest: it’s been a real pleasure to watch.
We have a feeling that this is sort of a preview of what’s to come on our own shores in 2020.
Here’s Carl Benjamin with the best clips from the evening.