Teresa May’s Mexit from the job at 10 Downing Street is a result of her failure to get things done. What things? Brexit things. Her replacement, newly elected British PM Boris Johnson, ran on getting Brexit done by Oct 31st (2019) and it seems to have carried him to victory.
I’m sure Mike Rogers will have more insight on the politics in his place of birth but for now, what does that mean? At its simplest, hey, they voted for Brexit, let’s get on with it.
The former mayor of London, who has long cherished an ambition to lead his country, won 66% of the votes – 92,153, to Hunt’s 46,656. Turnout was 87.4% among 159,320 party members.
In a characteristically lighthearted acceptance speech, Johnson conceded that even some of his own supporters may “wonder quite what they have done.”
The political class backlash has been predictable. Cabinet Ministers are saying they will quit. His majority is very thin. And he’s pissed off the ruling class altogether with his promise to Brexit without a deal if he must.
It remains to be seen if he has the right stuff to work around the noise to accomplish that for which the people of Britain voted so many years ago. Leaving the EU.
He begins his official duties on Wednesday. We’ll have our answer within three months.
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