I know that Americans don’t really follow much what’s going on in other countries — I know in part because my hometown newspaper, the Boston Globe, didn’t even cover this on their front page because they were too mesmerized by the question of whether Tom Brady is a cheater based on the Deflategate report (spoiler alert, he is) — but there was a major election in the United Kingdom yesterday. This one was supposed to be a cliffhanger, but in the end, it turned out, not so much.
That’s not really good news for the rest of us, at least those of us on the progressive side of the spectrum. For one thing it means that the Brits will probably be given a referendum on whether to stay in the European Union, which David Cameron promised to give them if re-elected. CNN has a piece on the election, if you’re interested.