Britain’s new leader Boris Johnson vows to get Brexit done

Guy Faulconbridge and Elizabeth Piper report for Reuters:

Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday.

His victory catapults the United Kingdom towards a Brexit showdown with the EU and towards a constitutional crisis at home, as British lawmakers have vowed to bring down any government that tries to leave the bloc without a divorce deal.

Johnson, the face of the 2016 Brexit referendum, won the votes of 92,153 members of the Conservative party, almost twice the 46,656 won by his rival, Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt.

“We are going to get Brexit done on Oct. 31, and we are going to take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring in a new spirit of ‘can do’,” Johnson, 55, said after the result was announced. “Like some slumbering giant, we are going to rise and ping off the guy-ropes of self-doubt and negativity.”

Within half an hour of his victory, U.S. President Donald Trump had tweeted his congratulations, adding: “He will be great!”

MacDailyNews Take: There are just over three short months until October 31st. Good luck to all involved!

You must put your head into the lion’s mouth if the performance is to be a success. — Winston Churchill

15 Comments

  1. Speaking of twits, Calini, I saw nothing in G-Spank’s post regarding an election. The “rejection of far left ideology” is the fact that Boris Johnson is claiming that Brexit will get done. It is the will of the voters of England if all will recall when they voted England to be England again #MEGA and not part of the far left ideology when they voted for England to exit the European Union or Europe’s version of “Open Borders and Globalism”. Geez… some people!

    1. Do people still claim that will of the people nonsense?
      If the referendum had not been only advisory then it would have been declared null and void by the courts due to electoral fraud. The only reason it wasn’t was because you cant null and void an advisory referendum.

    2. I predict they will continue to miss their dates and Europe will continue to give them extensions. England will forever be running through a series of PM’s, each that will “get Brexit done” and fail.

  2. Boris Johnson has a track record of screwing things up completely. Anyone who thinks he stands any chance of magically sorting out Brexit just because of his blustering lies on the subject is a deluded fool. Leave or Remain if you can’t see that the Tory government(s) have screwed up Brexit right from the start then there’s something wrong with you. When they gave the last extension the EU advised us not to waste the time, the Conservatives then decided to spend a large chunk of that time fighting amongst themselves and making up even more nonsense about how great Brexit will be whilst still not coming up with any actual solutions.

    1. Besides the fact that Apple has 6,500 employees (with more on the way), 38 Apple retail stores (with more on the way), is building a huge new campus at Battersea Power Station in London occupying approximately 500,000 sq. ft., and much more in the UK, nothing.

  3. WTF does this have to do with Apple or tech or anything else that this site purports to be about. Then you wonder why the comments section on this site gets so ugly and political. MDN isn’t even trying to hide it’s right wing leaning agenda.

    1. Besides the fact that Apple has 6,500 employees (with more on the way), 38 Apple retail stores (with more on the way), is building a huge new campus at Battersea Power Station in London occupying approximately 500,000 sq. ft., and much more in the UK, nothing.

      1. if that was the headline or the take they provided then maybe but it doesn’t help the vile nature of the comments section of specifically this apple news site

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