Theresa May announced she will resign as Prime Minister and the candidate most likely to take over is Boris Johnson, know for being a fool.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May announced that she would be resigning on June 7. In a Speech she gave before the press at 10 Downing Street, May said the usual thank you and goodbyes but also appeared to break down as she thanked for the opportunity to be the second female Prime Minister in the history of Britain. May admitted a failure in terms of delivering Brexit, which she was tasked with in 2016 after David Cameron’s resignation, but signaled her successor won’t have it any easier:
It will be for my successor to seek a way forward that honors the result of the referendum. To succeed, he or she will have to find consensus in parliament where I have not. Such a consensus can only be reached if those on all sides of the debate are willing to compromise.
Ahead of European Elections, poor results for the Conservative Party are expected. Yet with a majority of Tories in Parliament, Boris Johnson appears to be the favorite among a dozen names to take over as Prime Minister.Johnson is May’s former Foreign Secretary and one of the leaders behind the leave campaign, but outside the UK he is probably best known for his gaffes.
If elected, Johnson is likely to attempt to renegotiate Brexit in Brussels, and threaten to leave without a deal, as he stated in a conference in Interlaken, Switzerland: “We will leave the EU on 31 October, deal or no deal.” But as much as he has learned from Donald Trump, someone who would probably back Johnson’s bid for Tory leadership, this strategy is also likely to fail, leading Johnson back to the same place where May left off: at a second referendum or a general election.But Johnson has been described as “volatile”, “sloppy,” much like when Trump was elected. Johnson appears to be simultaneously the most likely candidate to beat Labour Party’s Jeremy Corbyn yet he's the least qualified to actually be Prime Minister. We know what a governing buffoon looks like, but has the UK learned its lesson?
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