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Boris Johnson to Be UK Prime Minister After Winning Party Vote
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=24304"><span class="small">Stephen Castle, The New York Times</span></a>   
Tuesday, 23 July 2019 08:19

Castle writes: "Boris Johnson, Britain's brash former foreign secretary, on Tuesday won the contest to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, with his party handing the job of resolving the country's three-year Brexit nightmare to one of the architects of the project, and one of the country's most polarizing politicians."

Boris Johnson. (photo: Carl Court/Getty Images)
Boris Johnson. (photo: Carl Court/Getty Images)


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Boris Johnson to Be UK Prime Minister After Winning Party Vote

By Stephen Castle, The New York Times

23 July 19

 

oris Johnson, Britain’s brash former foreign secretary, on Tuesday won the contest to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, with his party handing the job of resolving the country’s three-year Brexit nightmare to one of the architects of the project, and one of the country’s most polarizing politicians.

Mr. Johnson beat Jeremy Hunt, his successor as foreign secretary, in the battle for the leadership of Britain’s governing Conservative Party, winning by the substantial margin of 66 percent of the postal vote held among its membership. Although the Conservatives’ working majority in Parliament is very small, it appears to be enough to ensure that Mr. Johnson will succeed Mrs. May as prime minister on Wednesday.

He would take office at one of the most critical moments in Britain’s recent history, immediately facing the toughest challenge of his career, to manage his nation’s exit from the European Union in little more than three months. But his policy swerves, lack of attention to detail and contradictory statements leave the country guessing how things will unfold.

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0 # PABLO DIABLO 2019-07-23 13:11
He even looks like Donald Trump!
 
 
0 # laborequalswealth 2019-07-24 07:55
Maybe this is good. Fascist Boris may make it more likely that Jeremy Corbyn and Labor will win the next election.