Britain’s Conservative party has officially selected hard-line Brexiteer Boris Johnson as Britain’s new Prime Minister.
The Conservative party released the results of the inter-party contest earlier this morning.
🔴 LIVE NOW: We’re announcing the next leader of the Conservative Party. https://t.co/goe4uRiR7q
— Conservatives (@Conservatives) July 23, 2019
Boris Johnson had been selected by a vote of 160,000 conservatives after Theresa May was forced to resign amid a bitter feud over how her government has handled Brexit negotiations with the EU.
Johnson himself released a statement regarding his selection on Twitter.
Thank you all for the incredible honour you have done me. The time for campaigning is over and the time for work begins to unite our country and party, deliver Brexit and defeat Corbyn. I will work flat out to repay your confidence
— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 23, 2019
President Trump also tweeted a message of congratulations to Britain’s new Prime Minister.
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
Perhaps President Trump could invite Prime Minister Johnson to the White House for a celebratory state dinner hosted by Chick Fil A?
Boris Johnson has been a stanch supporter of Britain leaving the EU since before the country’s Brexit referendum in 2016. Johnson has vowed to leave the EU by October 31 of this year with or without a deal in place. Many members of Johnson’s own Conservative party oppose leaving the EU without some kind of a deal.
Johnson will officially take over at 10 Downing Street from Theresa May on Wednesday.