Our friends in the UK have been through a process of picking a new Prime Minister….sadly the conservs have picked a Trump-esque clown to run the government.
Boris Johnson will become Britain’s new prime minister on Wednesday. The governing Conservative Party revealed Tuesday that the Brexit hardliner won a ballot of about 160,000 Conservative members to replace Theresa May, who announced her resignation last month, per the AP. Johnson, a former London mayor, had been the heavy favorite. He wooed Conservatives by promising to succeed where May failed and lead the UK out of the European Union on the scheduled date of Oct. 31—with or without a divorce deal. Several Conservative ministers have already announced they will resign to fight any push for a “no-deal” Brexit, an outcome economists warn would disrupt trade and plunge the UK into recession.
May stepped down after Britain’s Parliament repeatedly rejected the withdrawal agreement she struck with the 28-nation bloc. Johnson insists he can get the EU to renegotiate—something the bloc insists it will not do. If not, he says Britain must leave the EU on Halloween, “come what may.” Johnson will preside over a House of Commons in which most members oppose leaving the EU without a deal, and where the Conservative Party lacks an overall majority. He prevailed over British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the race to become prime minister.
If I understand the situation is right now leads the Tories (conservs) if the Queen accepts him as PM he will be invited to the Palace and asked to put together a government.
Brexit should be more in the news over here….Will Boris be a Trump-like demagogue or will he try to unite the country as Trump has NEVER done here in the US or will he be just another foolish person given the reins of government to embarrass the country?
If there is anything I missed or misrepresented then please help us Colonials understand this event.
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