A man with the good sense to marry a CMC alumna shows grace and civility in defeat. Dan Sabbagh at The Guardian:

“Today power will change hands in a peaceful and orderly manner, with goodwill on all sides,” a gracious Rishi Sunak declared in the small hours of Friday morning as he acknowledged his resounding defeat to Labour’s Keir Starmer.


That may have sounded like a statement of the obvious, given the transition from one British prime minister to the next was certain once the early results had come in, but it stands in sharp contrast to the last US electio

“Don’t be sad, this is the magic of democracy,” the outgoing chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, said overnight in a section of a speech acknowledging his party’s profound defeat that was directed at his own children. “This may seem like a tough day for our family as we move out of Downing Street, but it isn’t.”

As Sunak departed Downing Street, he also had kind words for Starmer after a six-week contest during which each had accused the other of being a danger to the country, including in two head-to-head debates.


“Whatever our disagreements in this campaign, he is a decent, public-spirited man who I respect,” the outgoing prime minister said.


There was a personal acknowledgment of the unique pressures Starmer is likely to face as the head of Britain’s government. “He and his family deserve the very best of our understanding, as they make the huge transition to their new lives behind this door,” Sunak said, a few hours after he had called Starmer to concede.