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Tory Leadership: Boris Johnson Emerging First in Ballot

Daksh Singh writes, with the resignation of Theresa May, and Boris Johnson securing highest vote as the next leader of the conservative party, there is an air of inevitability about of the Brexit.

With the resignation of Theresa May on 07 June, the conservative party started with the process to replace the leader on 10 June 2019. Boris Johnson secured the highest votes in the first ballot to select the next leader of the conservative party. Mr Johnson received 114; Jeremy hunt was second with 43, and Michael Gove third with 37 votes. Mr Johnson was elected as the MP of Uxbridge in 2015, he was appointed as the foreign secretary but resigned on July 2018 due to the criticism of May’s approach to Brexit. Boris Johnson said “after 3 years and 2 missed deadlines we must leave the EU by October 2019”. Mr Johnson says he is not aiming for a no-deal in the parliament. Since the vote to leave the EU and in defiance of all predictions the economy has grown much faster than the rest of Europe, unemployment has fallen to the lowest level since 1972, exports have soared and inward investment has soared to 1.3 trillion pounds. The longer the delay goes on the worst the risk that will be serious contamination and a real loss of confidence of the people of Britain in the government. Mr Johnson also threatened to drag the queen into Brexit by shutting down the parliament to defy the Remainer MPs. Justice Secretary David Gauke claimed that Mr Stewart was now the main challenger to Mr Johnson, saying: “He’s really in with a chance and the momentum is with Rory”. Mr Johnson made a strong commitment to supporting public services, saying he would “end the injustice of our education funding gap”. Britain needs strong leadership now more than ever. “Boris-onomics is what Britain needs right now” Boris when served  as the Mayor of London was going through financial crash but under Johnson’s regime London’s economy diversified and lots of spending on high-spending, high-visibility infrastructure, which, while it was enabled by the Westminster government, was also pushed for by the mayor’s office. In truth, the UK as a whole could spend a lot more time discussing how to replicate London’s success rather than knocking it – and after we leave the EU, Boris-onomics might just be the place to start that.

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