Boris Johnson has been chosen as the new leader of the Conservative Party and will take over as prime minister from Theresa May when she resigns on Wednesday.
Johnson was always the favorite to win the race, beating his rival Jeremy Hunt.
As the Conservative Party remains the largest party in the House of Commons, Johnson will become prime minister without having been elected by the general public.
In his opening speech as leader of the Conservative Party, he thanked party members for the “extraordinary honor and privilege” they had bestowed upon him.
“We conservatives have had the best insights into human nature,” Johnson said.
In reference to Brexit, Johnson spoke of the “deep and heartfelt desire for democratic self-government in this country” and that his goals were to “deliver Brexit, unite the country and defeat [the leader of the Labor Party] Jeremy Corbyn.”
“That is what we are going to do,” he said. “We are going to unite this amazing country and we are going to take this forward. The campaign is over and the work begins.”
President Trump, who has spoken of his admiration of Johnson in the past, congratulated the new Conservative Party leader on Twitter.
May will take questions in the House of Commons on Wednesday before meeting the queen at Buckingham Palace to tender her resignation.
In the end, Brexit proved to be May’s downfall. The Brexit deal she spent the best part of two years negotiating with EU leaders was voted down three times in the Houses of Parliament, forcing her to request an extension until October.
The delays proved to be deeply unpopular with Brexit-supporting members of her own party.
May announced her resignation on May 24, triggering the Conservative Party election from which Johnson, one of her biggest critics, emerged victorious.
“It is a matter of deep regret that I have not been able to deliver Brexit,” May said this spring. “My successor will have to find a consensus. Consensus will only be possible if those on both sides of the debate compromise.”
Johnson has campaigned on the basis that he will find a better deal with the EU between now and the Oct. 31 deadline. He has repeatedly said that if they cannot agree to a deal, he will lead the U.K. out of the EU with a “no-deal” Brexit, a prospect critics say will be hugely damaging to the economy.
But reports in the British media are already suggesting that Johnson’s command will get off to a turbulent start.
Phillip Hammond, the chancellor of the exchequer under May, has already indicated he could vote to collapse a government in the event of Johnson pursuing a “no deal” Brexit, according to The Guardian.
Yes, Boris Johnson is not a “good Englishman.”
He is from a powerful Turkish Muslim family.
Where is the feigned outrage, such as that which has been consistently shown at London Mayor Sadiq Khan, Ilhan Omar, or Ms. Alexadria Ocasio-Cortez? Mr. Robert Spencer, according to his article and tweet, has been praising Johnson on the national socialist terrorist group supporting David Horowitz’s website and on Twitter and conveniently ignores his history.
It will not be there, because Johnson is a nationalist who, as Ted pointed out, is advancing the eugenic ideals and overall march of the world towards war.
Criticism of Islam is important and good. But often times Islam is used as a cover for other very evil deeds. Keep in mind that the “counter-jihad” movement was formed from the same people who for decades supported the Muslims in places such as Chechnya for geopolitical projects against Russia. This was not based on principle at all, but on a desire for absolute power without morality.
Perhaps the real trick was played on the people who believed he will look out for “UK interests,” because exactly the opposite is what is happening.