Boris Johnson. Pic: Annika Haas

Boris Johnson will lead the UK with “style and panache”, the MP for Lichfield and Burntwood has claimed.

Boris Johnson. Pic: Annika Haas

He will succeed Theresa May as Prime Minister after securing 92,153 votes in the leadership ballot. Rival Jeremy Hunt won 46,656 votes.

Michael Fabricant said the new Conservative leader had already begun to consider appointing “grown ups” to key positions in order to deliver Brexit.

Michael Fabricant

“I am delighted with the very clear win by Boris Johnson today,” he said. “He also enjoys the support of the vast majority of the Conservative Parliamentary Party.

“Boris has started to appoint serious ‘grown ups’ to lead at Number 10 Downing Street and I believe he will deliver what this country needs with style and panache.

“There will have to be some tough decisions over the coming months, not only on Brexit, but also on the future of HS2. 

“He will have my full support.”

“We now have to deliver Brexit”

Mr Fabricant has previously told Remainers to “bottle up their spite” and deliver Brexit following the resignation of several senior ministers ahead of Mr Johnson’s predicted victory.

And the Lichfield MP said he believed leaving the European Union is something that can now be achieved.

“He [Boris] knows, as does Jeremy Hunt, that we now have to deliver Brexit,” he said.

“The civil servant-led negotiations have not worked with the EU and we need a new, positive, confident ‘can do’ approach to Brexit.

“I think Boris is best placed to deliver this. He knows the strength and leverage the United Kingdom in its dealings with the EU – we are the major export market for a number of continental European countries who are dependent on us and we are the world’s fifth largest economy. 

“At times we have behaved as if we were Lichtenstein or Andorra leaving the EU.”

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11 Comments

  1. Boris Johnson is a self-serving charlatan. If that’s what counts as style and panache then we’re in an even worse state than I thought. Mr Fabricant must live in a different world to me.

  2. With the grace of a Gazelle ,more like a floundering hippo on zip wire
    Or perhaps the fineness of a toff throwing rolls at waiters then tipping them 50 for the privalage.
    Michael still believes the UK will have a frictionless transition to WTO trade rules as does his new hero Boris
    We live in a real world full of real problems ,not a public school yard called parliament.
    Wasn’t it Boris that complained when Brown took over from Blair about the vote not being democratic as only labour party members could vote …..oh how times have changed …

  3. Don’t be fooled. Johnson is a narcissist like Trump, and a calculating one with a public act he calls ‘Boris’. His family and friends call him Al (Alexander). Fabricant has an act too, called Michael, and he pretends to be an MP.

  4. Apparently there are 14,000,000 people in poverty in this country and Boris is proposing a tax break for the richest sector of society. The Conservatives are a total shambles and so are the opposition. The democratic necessity of collective responsibility seems no longer to apply. When yet another privileged buffoon produced in Eaton becomes our political leader you fear for the future. As for Fabricant, well we got what we deserve.

  5. “The guy is an epic failure (sic). He’s so dense that light bends around him” – Malcolm Tucker.

    Could apply to Boris or our MP.

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