After years of failed Brexit negotiations, it’s become clear the only options for the UK are either “No Deal Brexit” or “Remain.” The EU is in no mood to strike any kind of deal with Britain, and the idiots running the trade bloc instead want to punish and humiliate the country for voting to exit the Union if they cannot browbeat them into discarding the Brexit referendum results.
Unfortunately for the EU, Boris Johnson, who has indicated “no deal” is acceptable to him, is currently in the lead to become Prime Minister after the resignation of Theresa May:
Three years since voting 52%-48% to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom is heading toward a possible crisis over Brexit as most of the candidates vying to succeed May are prepared to leave on Oct. 31 without a deal.
While parliament has indicated it will try to stop a no-deal Brexit, which investors warn would hurt financial markets and the world economy, some of those running say it may be the only way for Britain to leave the bloc without further delay.
Johnson, the face of the official campaign to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum, won the support of 114 Conservative lawmakers in the first round of the contest to replace May. A total of 313 lawmakers voted.
“Thank you to my friends and colleagues in the Conservative & Unionist Party for your support. I am delighted to win the first ballot, but we have a long way to go,” Johnson said on Twitter.
His closest rivals were: Jeremy Hunt, the foreign minister, who won 43 votes; Michael Gove, environment minister, with 37 votes and Dominic Raab, former Brexit minister, on 27 votes.
Betting markets give Johnson, who has a long record of scandals and gaffes, a 70% probability of winning the top job.