After weeks of speculation Boris Johnson has been announced as the next Prime Minister of Britain and the reactions to his premiership are already proving to be divided.
Theresa May announced her resignation as Conservative Party leader in an emotional speech outside 10 Downing Street on 24 May, immediately catapulting the former foreign secretary into the frontrunner for the position.
Predictably the news was met with a very mixed reaction.
#BorisJohnsonShouldNotBePM became a trending Twitter hashtag almost immediately following Theresa May's resignation with various commentators weighing in on their thoughts about Johnson leading the country through Brexit, with many critics reflecting on his previous record for controversial comments including accusations of racism and misleading his supporters.
Anti-Brexit campaigner and regular Conservative critic Femi Oluwole lashed out Boris Johnson in an eyebrow raising Twitter thread in May that questions his suitability for Prime Minister and it is a must read.
Let’s just say he doesn’t hold back.
Boris Johnson is a political animal driven by nothing but amoral selfish ambition.
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