Skip to comments.In Contest to Succeed Theresa May, Stars Are Aligning for Boris Johnson
Posted on 05/25/2019 11:41:18 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
LONDON Only one person, the joke doing the rounds in Parliament goes, can stop the disheveled, blond-haired, crowd-pleasing former foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, from becoming the countrys next prime minister.
That is Mr. Johnson himself.
One of Britains most recognizable, and now most divisive politicians, Mr. Johnson has a history of verbal gaffes, a poor record as a minister and many enemies in Parliament, not to mention among the voters who reject Brexit, which he helped persuade Britons to embrace in a 2016 referendum.
But his charisma, flair for publicity and record of winning two elections as mayor of London make him the runaway favorite in a crowded field to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, according to bookmakers.
A victory for Mr. Johnson would have significant repercussions and could increase the prospects of Britain hurtling out of the European Union without an agreement at the end of October, despite the potentially dire economic consequences.
It also sets up a possible constitutional showdown with Parliament, which has shown that the one thing it can agree on is that there should never be a no-deal Brexit. If Britains new prime minister whoever it is was willing to exit the bloc without a deal, it is unclear if Parliament would have the power to stop the move, according to constitutional scholars.
A new leader will have the opportunity to do things differently and have the momentum of a new administration, Mr. Johnson said on Friday, according to Reuters, illustrating why Britain could be headed into turbulent waters. We will leave the E.U. on October 31, deal or no deal. The way to get a good deal is to prepare for a no deal.
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It won’t be him. It will be Sajid Javid.
Oh heck no !
How will he get to be Conservative Party leader? Remainers are very unpopular now, especially after the antics of May and Cameron before her.
Ja. Ja. Ve goink to.....
Oops! Wrong map!
nothing will change with Boris or the others - they are all establishment, part of their swamp.
Nigel & Brexit Party is their only hope.
The mechanics would seem to favor a Raab vs Hunt faceoff.
“Oh, you’ve got the wrong map! This here’s Stalingrad.”
Anyway, Boris Johnson will do for now. Far worse would be the muzzie-loving Israel-hating Jeremy Corbin.
Boris Johnson was a guest driver on the Clarkson, May, Hammond version of Top Gear. He was a hoot.
If the NY SLIMES is bad-mouthing him, the chances increase he is OUTSTANDING.
Boris will get a deal because the “stay” voters will support any deal they are offered, because they will understand that with Boris, the alternative is no deal. With May, they believed that by rejecting the softest of Brexit deals, eventually they could get a new referendum that they hoped they would win.
May is resigning, I believe, because election polls for the European Union have made it very clear that failure to leave the European Union would make conservatives nearly extinct, as happened to the Liberal party.
Natasha available for comment?
Yep - the Slimes knows that a sane man is about to hold some extra sway and that saddens and scares them...
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