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2019-07-24 Britain
Boris Johnson Wins UK Leadership Race, Will be Prime Minister
[BREITBART] Former Mayor of London Boris Johnson has won the internal vote to become the new leader of the governing Conservative Party, meaning he is due to become the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Wednesday afternoon.

Mr Johnson beat rival Jeremy Hunt by 92,153 to 46,656 votes, Conservative party officials revealed Tuesday afternoon from a meeting in Westminster’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. The scale of the victory exceeds expectations to some degree, far from the 55-45 vote split suggested Tuesday morning.

Making a brief but characteristically bumbling speech to the assembled party members after the results were announced, Mr Johnson said he would: "Deliver Brexit, unite the country, and defeat Jeremy Corbyn. And that’s what we’re going to do... I say to all the doubters, dude! We’re going to energise the country, we’re going to get Brexit done on October 31st and take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring in a new spirit of can-do.

"And once again we are going to believe in ourselves and what we can achieve, and like a slumbering giant we are going to rise and ping off the ropes of self-doubt and negativity with better education, more police, and fantastic full-fibre broadband sprouting in every household we are going to unite this amazing country and we are going to take it forward."
Posted by Fred 2019-07-24 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [295 views ]  Top

#1 I predict the Oct deadline shall indefinitely extend on down into the next premiership.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-07-24 08:17||   2019-07-24 08:17|| Front Page Top

#2 I dunno. Boris might pull it off. In any case, I'm sure it will be entertaining.
Posted by SteveS 2019-07-24 13:23||   2019-07-24 13:23|| Front Page Top

#3 I predict Boris comes away with a real free trade deal with the USA before the October deadline and Europe clambers to appease Britain hoping for the easy access to American markets such a deal would provide despite their own protections.
Posted by ruprecht 2019-07-24 15:24||   2019-07-24 15:24|| Front Page Top

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