Boris Johnson

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Person.png Boris Johnson   Powerbase Sourcewatch
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Born Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson
New York City, New York, U.S.
Nationality British
Citizenship United Kingdom,  United States
Alma mater Balliol College (Oxford)
Religion Anglicanism
Children 5
Spouse Allegra Mostyn-Owen
Member of Bullingdon Club
Party Conservative

Employment.png Mayor of London Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
4 May 2008 - 8 May 2016
Preceded by Ken Livingstone

Employment.png Shadow Minister for Higher Education

In office
6 December 2005 - 16 July 2007

Employment.png Shadow Minister for the Arts

In office
14 April 2004 - 17 November 2004

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Henley

In office
9 June 2001 - 4 June 2008

Boris Johnson is an establishment politician and member of the Bullingdon Club.[1] He was the leading contender to succeed David Cameron as Prime Minister by the time of the Conservative party conference in October 2016.[2]

Instead, Theresa May became PM on 13 July 2016 and appointed Boris Johnson to be Foreign Secretary in her new government.[3]

October Surprise

On 24 June 2016, as the results of the EU Referendum vote were announced, Mike Small on Bella Caledonia wrote:

While the Brexit campaign can be seen as an orgy of opportunism for Boris Johnson, he seems the most likely to succeed in the race for the ‘top prize’. This is how the media have been framing the political debate for months.
Good luck to him, he will inherit a disunited kingdom, with immigration centre-stage, an ongoing austerity agenda, a pile of debt presided over by George Osborne, and a shambles of international relations not seen since Suez. His party is bitter and divided and he faces a constitutional crisis on two fronts.
Yesterday Cathal Foley wrote[4] that Brexit could lead to a United Ireland, an Independent Scotland, and a Little England. This morning that looks more likely than ever.[5]


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