Well, well … it seems like Britain’s new prime minister, Theresa May, is as tough as a box of rocks. While most commentators expected her to play it safe after officially succeeding David Cameron today, she actually caused a ruckus by sacking Chancellor George Osborne (a close ally of Cameron) and appointing Brexiteer Boris Johnson as foreign secretary.
Theresa May has officially become Prime Minister and immediately made a bold statement by appointing Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary.
Mrs May set to work on Wednesday evening by making several Cabinet appointments, including replacing George Osborne with Philip Hammond as Chancellor.
Amber Rudd took Mrs May’s old position as Home Secretary, while Michael Fallon was kept on as Defence Secretary.
How do we know this is a good move by PM May? Simple by looking at Tim Farron’s reaction. Farron is the leader of the Lib-Dems, Britain’s most europhile party.
Theresa May’s reputation for competence lasted a few hours. @BorisJohnson will spend more time apologising to nations he’s offended
— Tim Farron (@timfarron) July 13, 2016
Oh my, aren’t those grapes sour, Mr. Farron?
Proponents of a Brexit — Britain leaving the European Union — should, of course, be delighted with the appointment and Farron’s response to it. It’s as much evidence as we could possibly ask for that May truly intends to follow through on her promise to honor the results of the Brexit referendum that took place on June 23. On that day, the British electorate voted to leave the EU. Although May was in favor of remaining part of the European superstate, I’m actually starting to believe she’ll respect the wishes of her people.
Amazing: a politician who still takes her people seriously, even when they have a different opinion. It’s democracy in action. You don’t see a lot of that nowadays.
Being a cynic through and through, I don’t say it very often, but I’m actually starting to believe this could end well. Cameron out, Johnson in, Brexit for the win. It could’ve been worse. Much worse.