The British government is in transition on Wednesday when Prime Minister Theresa May resigns and Boris Johnson takes her place. This is how the day goes by:
● May held her last session of the Prime Minister's questions in Parliament and will soon be holding farewell speeches at Downing Street 10.
● May then submit her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace
● Johnson officially becomes Prime Minister after her own audience with the Queen.
● Johnson will make his first speech on Downing Street and start forming his Cabinet.
LONDON – The passage of The Power in British Parliamentary Democracy is brutal – and flashes fast. The United Kingdom is not more than an hour without a Prime Minister. Outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May will act against the Queen on Wednesday afternoon and resign. Boris Johnson will bow and be asked to form a new government. When Johnson walks through the black-enamelled door of 10 Downing Street on Wednesday afternoon, he will fulfill what his biographers describe as his relentless "blond ambition" for following his hero Winston Churchill in Britain's top job.
He will immediately face the circular saw of the Brexit. And though his followers hope the charismatic Johnson will bring together a divided parliament and a divided country in a way that Theresa May has not achieved, he takes up his post as a controversial leader, who is not particularly popular with most Britons.
Johnson – A bombastic, Latin-quoted Oxford classic with deliberately disheveled yellow hair – made a name for himself as an eccentric journalist and colorful Mayor of London. Then he started the successful Brexit campaign 2016, which brought him many fans and many enemies.
On Wednesday, when Theresa May appeared in the House of Commons for her last session with questions from the Prime Minister, a weekly exchange between the ruling government and the opposition, as tradition dictates, began "two sword lengths apart." 19659013] There were many lines that applauded May's tenure and her thirty-three years in public service, and many called her a failure.
May gave as good as she got. When Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said that under her mandate, child poverty, pensioner poverty, school class size and the use of food banks had increased, May said she was proud of her record.
May then lowered her head, scrutinizing Corbyn and nudging him with her horns: "As a party leader who accepted when her time was up, maybe it's time for him to do the same."
May offered lukewarm support to her successor, who calls opponents of the opposition "flagrant" and "reckless," a usurper without a mandate and someone ready to "sell our land to Donald Trump and his friends."
May said she was "pleased" to hand over Johnson, with whom "I worked together when he was in my cabinet," and who has pledged to push through Brexit, most of whom left the May Cabinet for her Brexit Procedure
Jo Swinson, the new leader of the rising Liberal Democrat party, asked May if she could suggest that "women across the country could do a better job in dealing with men they consider important but unwilling to do the actual work. "
May smiled but did not take the bait – if that was it – to make references to Johnson, instead offering:" Be true to yourself, hold on and carry on. "
Harriet Harman, the longest-serving woman in the house, honored May as the second British Prime Minister, but Harman added a canny hint to May's rocky relationship with President Trump:" Sometimes you have to be careful he may be when a man wants to hold his hand. "
Although May had a relatively short tenure for a British prime minister, she found that she had answered more than 4,500 questions over the course of 140 hours in the lower house.
After resigning as Chair, May will return to the back benches of Parliament as an ordinary and less influential legislator. This is very different from the tradition in the US, where a former president slips off the stage to write memoirs, make speeches, and build a library. In May, she returns to the House of Commons after the summer break and asks Johnson questions.
In front of the Palace of Westminster, Wednesday, Fleet Street was worried about possible decisions for Johnson's team – including the "big" state offices – the Chancellor, foreign and home affairs minister – and what they could mean for Brexit and its style of governance. Johnson only has 99 days to find a Brexit solution. Otherwise, he has warned that Britain may accept the economic risk of leaving the bloc without a readmission agreement or a transitional period.
Does Johnson tend to compromise? Or are you inclined to a "no deal" Brexit? The formation of his top team could also signal whether he intends to govern as he proposed on the campaign route, as he did as mayor of London, where he was known as a liberal conservative. Johnson woke up on Wednesday at his front door to stack up British newspapers proclaiming his victory – some solemn, some not. The subway tabloid newspaper went with "Do not Panic!" As an all-caps headline. On the express front page said, "Hang on your hats. Here Comes Boris!
Next in the program: May will hold farewell speeches on Downing Street and then travel to Buckingham Palace – probably under the watchful eye of a hovering media helicopter – where she'll announce and recommend her resignation to Johnson as the person which can command the trust of the lower house.
After May's car leaves the palace, one comes with Johnson to a ceremony known as "Hand Kissing."
In the movie "The Queen" with Helen Mirren, the actor who plays Tony Blair kissed the monarch's hand, but in reality there are more shaking hands. Theresa May shook the queen's hand at her meeting as she became prime minister and shook her hand.
Johnson becomes the Queen's 14th Prime Minister. During her long reign, Elizabeth II saw her come and go: Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan, Alec Douglas-Home, Harold Wilson, Edward Heath, James Callaghan, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown , David Cameron, Theresa May and now Johnson.
Today much attention is paid to his achievements after leaving the palace. The first speech given by a prime minister is thoroughly examined and often remembered for a long time.
In her first speech as Prime Minister, May talked about combating "burning injustices" in society and leading a government that worked for all and not the "privileged few". These promises for Tory's "social justice" The program was often thrown in her face when May mostly did not address these issues. She was consumed with Brexit. The same could happen to her successor.
Matt Hancock, a conservative politician involved in Johnson's election campaign, told the BBC he expects Johnson's speech "to contain a surprising amount of detail, especially on the national agenda". At the same time as Brexit, Johnson wanted to focus on domestic affairs Concentrate questions and pointed out that Johnson spoke on the campaign on education, social welfare and policing.
As soon as Prime Minister Johnson began appointing his new Prime Minister, Team and new Cabinet began. Johnson has said he wants a cabinet rich in voices calling for Brexit – each chair being filled by someone who agrees to the incoming prime minister's vow no deal.
Johnson won the leadership competition on Tuesday with ease. Former Secretary of State Johnson received 92,153 votes for 46,656 votes from current Secretary of State Jeremy Hunt – a decisive victory.
However, only members of the Conservative Party who paid contributions participated in the vote. In a country with 66 million inhabitants, only 139,000 people gave ballots. Many Britons feel excluded at a crucial moment. In social media, #NotMyPM was one of many Johnson-related hashtags. A YouGov poll found that 58 percent of Britons reject Johnson – an incredibly high number for a first-day job.
55-year-old Johnson will settle down on Downing Street. His 31-year-old girlfriend, Carrie Symonds, a former Conservative Party communications officer and one of the best Tory spinners, could move in over the weekend, according to British news reports. Expect much boulevard interest in this unprecedented arrangement.
When Johnson arrives, he is confronted with a crowded collection of items that need urgent attention, including a Persian Gulf showdown with a belligerent Iran. The two countries have been in a strained situation since Britain seized an Iranian tanker suspected of sending oil to Syria, and last week Iran seized a British-flagged oil tanker to rescue the 2015 agreement that sealed Iran prevent the development of nuclear weapons, or whether it leans on US pressure to impose sanctions on Iran.
But John's biggest challenge will be to get Britain out of the European Union.
Delivering on time Brexit was the reason her Tory legislators ousted her.