The Guardian Live Blog reports Boris Johnson received 66% of the vote, on an 87% turnout. Boris Johnson: 92,153 Jeremy Hunt: 46,656.
Trump on Britain's Trump
Margaret Thatcher With Wild Hair
No Early Elections
Corbyn Won't Opt for Motion of No Confidence
Corbyn could force early elections, if he had the votes. But Corbyn just stated he would go for a no confidence vote when it was “appropriate to do so”.
Translation: Corbyn does not have the votes or he thinks Labour would lose the election.
Lie of the Day From Guess Who
Interesting First Move by Johnson
Curiously, selecting a Remainer as his Chief Whip was very well received by even the hard Brexiteers.
Macron Issues Thinly Veiled Warning
He Will Be Great
I wish Boris Johnson well as prime minister with his ‘do or die’ pledge to deliverBrexiton October 31. It is ‘do or die’ not just for Brexit, but for the future of the Conservative party too. Does he have the courage to deliver for the country?
Emergency Meetings Begin
Fat Chance Department
Johnson says the withdrawal agreement as it currently exists, with the backstop, is unacceptable and Barnier says the WA will not be modified.
Trick or Treat?
Nigel Farage asks the key question: Does Johnson have the courage to deliver Brexit?
Will it be Trick or Treat?
The EU thinks there is an 80% chance of no deal. Yet, less than 50% of the UK thinks the UK will leave at all.
Mike "Mish" Shedlock