incoming UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at Conservative Party headquarters, London, July 23, 2019 (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty)
In our latest Week in Review, talkRADIO’s Paul Ross and I devote the 15 minutes to the UK’s Brexit future as Boris Johnson — celebrity politician, plagiarist, serial cheater, and teller of untruths — becomes Prime Minister.
Is there any prospect of avoiding the No Deal departure from the European Union which Johnson has promised?
We discuss the timetable before the October 31, likely to include a Constitutional crisis, and the other issues — housing, education, health care, and transport — which could be part of a General Election. Even before that, there is the prospect of a rebellion within the Conservative Party, including departing Ministers, against Johnson.
There’s also a reminder, as Donald Trump praises “Britain Trump”, how the Trump camp worked with Johnson to get him into 10 Downing Street: “They think Johnson will weaken the European Union and break it up as a rival to the US.”
We close with a look at how the UK, now with Johnson nominally at the helm, is dealing with tensions with Iran after the seizure of a UK-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.