Boris Johnson Wins Prime Minister Bid
The Brexit Standard-bearer won his Party’s vote on Tuesday
Regardless of personal opinions, Johnson has quite the task ahead of him as he seeks to make good on Brexit.
Some quick details for those not “in the know”.
- Has both British and American citizenship (he was born in New York City while his father studied at Columbia).
- Attended Eton College and Balliol College, Oxford.
- Fired from The Times for fabricating a quote.
- Worked at both The Daily Telegraph and The Spectator
- Television personality
- MP for Henley (2001-2008)
- Mayor of London (2008-2016)
- MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (2015-2016)
- Strong supporter of “Brexit”.
- Former Foreign Secretary (2016-2018)
- Married twice. Divorced once and currently separated from second wife. Has “5 or 6” children through marriages and extramarital affairs.
The leadership question
Just how effective of a Prime Minister will Johnson be? That it seems it up for debate. Critics see him as the British version of President Donald Trump. With the same kind of bombastic behavior and dangerous rhetoric. His supporters claim that as a strong supporter of the U.K. leaving the E.U., it seems only natural to have him try where Prime Minister Theresa May has failed. He doesn’t have much time to prove he is the man for the job either. Come October 31st, if the U.K. does not have a trade deal with the E.U., they are on their own. Johnson for his part says whether they have a deal or not, the U.K. will be just fine.
So once again the world will have to watch and wait. Will Johnson rise to the task or be known to the world as Trump 2.0? For the sake of peace, let us hope it is the former.