Who is Boris Johnson?
He’s the Prime Minister of the
He doesn’t have a president above
him, but a Queen: Elizabeth II.
The Queen has very little
power. Boris Johnson is the head of the government and runs the country.
Why do we talk about him so
Because he’s the emblematic
figure of Brexit, a word which means Britain quitting the European Union.
In 2016, the British people
were asked to vote to remain or to leave the European Union. Boris Johnson
became the spokesman for the leave campaign.
Not everybody likes him. Before
entering politics, he was a journalist and published fake news about Europe to
make his articles more sensational.
Some think he is rude and
deceitful. Others think he did a good job as mayor of London for 8 years.
His side won the vote on
Brexit. Theresa May, who was then Prime Minister, named him Foreign Secretary.
However, she quickly opposed
the Europeans and the UK Parliament about the divorce settlement. Johnson
criticized her policy and resigned.
A year later, with no deal in
sight, Theresa May resigned and Boris Johnson took her place.
In the general election
shortly afterwards, his party gained a strong majority. So he is sure to get
his Brexit plan passed by the British Parliament.
However, he still has to negotiate this complicated
divorce with the European Union.