Sir Keir Starmer has replaced Jeremy Corbyn as Labour party leader [Hollie Adams/Getty Images]
One of the most unsettling aspects of the ongoing pandemic is the constant cognitive dissonance. Hospitals have become warzones where people die every other minute, yet here we all are, stuck at home, trying to keep ourselves busy.
Similarly, the election of Sir Keir Starmer as leader of the UK’s Labour party on Saturday should have felt cataclysmic, but really, it just happened. Perhaps it was anticlimactic, because none of it could happen “in person”, and it is hard to feel history-changing in real-time when it happens online.
Or maybe it was because we always knew he was going to win. After all, he had been polling head and