Boris Johnson Is the New British Prime Minister. Here's What That Means For Brexit.

MIN READJul 23, 2019 | 11:13 GMT

Boris Johnson is the new British prime minister. But that doesn't mean he can or will trigger a no-deal Brexit.
Boris Johnson takes the helm as British prime minister under a promise to make Brexit happen at any cost.

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Over the past three years, British politicians have tried several strategies to make Brexit happen: calling an early general election, negotiating an unpopular deal with the European Union, holding votes in Parliament over different exit options and asking Brussels to extend the deadline. All of these efforts have failed. Now, the governing Conservative Party has appointed former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson as the new British prime minister, and he has promised to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union on Oct. 31 no matter what. The chances of a hard Brexit have increased now that Johnson is leading the United Kingdom, but a no-deal exit can still be prevented if politicians are willing to consider some radical options. ...

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