As the title says, Boris Johnson is now the British Prime Minister.
Boris Johnson, Britain’s blustering Brexit campaigner, was chosen as the U.K.’s next prime minister on Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically divided country.
Johnson is set to become prime minister on Wednesday after winning an election to lead the governing Conservatives. He will have just over three months to make good on his promise to lead the U.K. out of the European Union by Oct. 31.
Famed for his bravado, quips in Latin and blond mop of hair , Johnson easily defeated Conservative rival Jeremy Hunt, winning two-thirds of the votes of about 160,000 party members across the U.K. He will become prime minister once Queen Elizabeth II formally asks him to form a government, replacing Theresa May.
The embattled May announced her resignation last month after Parliament repeatedly rejected the withdrawal agreement she struck with the 28-nation bloc, leaving Britain stranded in Brexit limbo. The U.K.’s departure from the EU was delayed from its long scheduled exit in March.
Johnson radiated optimism in a brief victory speech to hundreds of party members and lawmakers, pledging to “deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat Jeremy Corbyn,” leader of the opposition Labour Party.
Due to the fact that Johnson was a public supporter of Brexit, this makes him a definite upgrade over the horrible hag Theresa May. But there’s still no guarantees that he’ll be able to get Brexit done. Who knows if he even really wants to do it and even if he does genuinely want to do it, he’s going to have all sorts of roadblocks thrown in his way.
At least that horrible asshole Jeremy Hunt didn’t win. He’s completely insane and is basically a psychotic neocon who wants to do war with Iran.
We’ll just have to see what happens, but it is hard to be optimistic that Brexit will happen regardless of who is in charge.