In Britain, finally got a final list of 10 candidates for Theresa may, who had resigned. The Prime Minister will fight the former and the current foreign Minister, Boris Johnson and Jeremy hunt and environment Minister Michael Gove, the former Minister for Brexit Dominic Raab and other
Who of the 10 will become the new Prime Minister? And will he be able to avoid a sovereign default that threatens the country?
It would seem difficult to imagine a more firing position in the United Kingdom than the Prime Minister in anticipation of Brexit. London couldn’t get out of the EU at the first attempt. The transaction closed MPs rejected three times, a new referendum is not planning to pursue, and the output without the agreement leads the country in economic and legal abyss.
The state reached an impasse, he predict sovereign default, and the degree of popular anger reached a peak. However, those who lead the British government was surprisingly a lot. In the final list of 10 candidates. It is more than ever. But most no chance to win, said British political scientist, Professor Richard Sakwa.
“The list is divided into two parts. First — those who can really win, it’s Jeremy hunt, Boris Johnson and Michael Gove, probably the interior Minister Sajid Javid. For the rest of the race — just trying to improve his position in the Conservative party,” said Sakwa.
I believe that the best chance right now is Michael Gove. But everything depends on the vote of MPs from the Conservative party. There are many elderly, many supporters of “Brexit hard”. These people believe the best candidate Boris Johnson. Richard Sakwa the analyst.
However, Gove the other day he tainted his reputation by telling about drug use in his youth, when he worked as a simple journalist.
So the intrigue remains. Many believe the main contender for place may it Johnson.
It is called “British lion” for the eccentricity and external similarity. It repels some voters. But the candidate has its own charisma, determination, and, as the newspaper The New York Times, “star” qualities. In addition, behind him the successful experience of the victory on elections of the mayor of London.
“Johnson could easily be in the second round and will probably win,” says Richard Sakwa.
Will the new Prime Minister to lead the country out of the impasse Brexit? The representative of the European Commission, Margaritis Schinas said that the election of the new head of the UK government will not change the situation with the withdrawal from the EU. According to Professor Richard Sakwa, the new leader will have to find another way out.
The problem Brexit has no solution. Will the new Prime Minister to cope with Brexit? Yes. Will he be able to find a suitable and profitable for the people and country? No, sorry. Richard Sakwa the analyst.
One thing is clear: if the post of Prime Minister will get Johnson, the ceremony with the EU, he will not. This politician, an ardent supporter of Brexit. He had previously stated that the country is in any case leave the Union until October 31 — with a deal or without. Judging by the attitude of European officials to prepare for the second variant.
Johnson also recently made against payments to EU compensation “for withdrawal from the EU” in the amount of $ 50 billion. About this politician told the newspaper The Sunday Times. The failure of payment may lead to the so-called “sovereign default”, warned the scientists.
“Britain is experiencing a serious political crisis, a Brexit is just one of the symptoms. In such conditions, it may happen anything”, — said Sakwa.