Boris Johnson will become the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Wednesday, when he will be invited by Queen Elizabeth II to form a new government after being elected by his Conservative Tory Party.
Once officially in office, Johnson will have just 100 days to forge a Brexit Deal to take the UK out of the European Union by October 31st.
“In a sharp break from buttoned-up Theresa May, BoJo used his victory speech to make a string of jokes as he pledged to unite the shattered Tory party,” reports the Sun.
“I know some have already pointed out ‘deliver, unite and defeat’ was not the best slogan because it spells out ‘dud’. But they forgot the final E – for ‘energise’!” said Johnson. “I say to my doubters – DUDE, we’re going to get Brexit done on October 31.”
“Many congratulations to @BorisJohnson on being elected leader of @Conservatives – we now need to work together to deliver a Brexit that works for the whole UK and to keep Jeremy Corbyn out of government. You will have my full support from the back benches,” posted outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May on social media.
May announced her resignation last month after repeatedly failing to reach a Brexit agreement within her own government; missing multiple deadlines and asking the EU for several extensions.
Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2019
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) July 23, 2019
Heartfelt congratulations from Jerusalem, @BorisJohnson. Looking forward to working closely together, both in facing our common challenges and seizing the opportunities ahead. ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/YeIc5qyxcL
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) July 23, 2019
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BREXIT BREAKDOWN: British Prime Minister Says EU Talks Have Totally ‘STALLED’
British Prime Minister Theresa May says Brexit negotiations with European Union officials have completely “stalled” after EU authorities flat-out rejected her separation proposals; claiming they “rejected her plans without explaining why.”
According to Reuters, EU leaders in Austria slammed May’s initial proposal, saying she needed to yield on demands for “ground trade” and the United Kingdom’s border with Ireland.
“It’s not acceptable to simply reject the other side’s proposals without a detailed explanation and counter proposals,” said the British Prime Minister.
“So we now need to hear from the EU what the real issues are, what their alternative is, so that we can discuss them. Until we do, we cannot make progress,” she added.
A key point of contention is the United Kingdom’s border with Ireland, with EU officials demanding there can be no “hard barrier” between the two nations.
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BREXIT BREAKDOWN: Cabinet Members Quit, May’s Future in Peril, Pound PLUMMETS
The United Kingdom’s impending divorce from the European Union took a turn for the worse Thursday, when at least six cabinet members quit Prime Minister Theresa May’s government over her “soft” Brexit proposal.
The most significant departure was Brexit Minister Dominic Raab who abruptly quit after saying the deal had “significant and fatal flaws” regarding the UK’s trade policy, immigration, and the border with Ireland.
“Above all, I cannot reconcile the terms of the proposed deal with the promises we made to the country in our manifesto at the last election,” Raab said.
“Their departure, and the resignations of two junior ministers, shakes May’s divided government. Raab is the second Brexit secretary to quit over May’s plans to leave the European Union, the biggest shift in British policy in more than 40 years,” writes Reuters.
The resulting political chaos and uncertainty has caused the British Pound to plummet against the Euro and other currencies; dropping to $1.27 per Pound Sterling.