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UK: Londoners react to Boris Johnson’s appointment as new Prime Minister

0 23.07.2019 Инфо

W/S UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and his wife Lucia Hunt arriving at Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London
C/U People watching results on mobile phone
M/S People celebrating as Boris Johnson is announced as party leader
SOT, Robin Wright, Londoner: "I’m very pleased. Lots of people are against Boris Johnston and I think it's because they don’t want him to take us out of the European Union. I think they fear that he may well do that. I am pleased Boris Johnson is now the new leader and prime minister. He has shown some courage in the past."
M/S People looking out of windows as people leave Queen Elisabeth centre
W/S People leaving Queen Elisabeth centre after Johnson is announced winner
SOT, Gerald Russell, Londoner: "Cause I think he’s deceitful. He’s deceitful in his personal life, deceitful in his public life, how can we trust a prime minister like that."
W/S Cars carrying ministers leave Queen Elisabeth centre *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Gerald Russell, Londoner: "This is the man who also before the referendum, he had two speeches prepared, one for remain and one for leave. He basically flipped a coin and decided he is going to vote leave, so how could you trust someone like that."
W/S Parliament
M/S Union Jack flag outside parliament
SOT, Robin Wright, Londoner: "He’s going to be better than the last one, or the current one until tomorrow. Theresa May has deceived us, she has deceived a whole nation, she said that Brexit means Brexit and no deal is better than a bad deal, but when it came to it she clearly was a Remainer. She could have taken us out in March but she didn’t, so she has gone and I’m happy that Johnson will get us out."
M/S People taking selfies with Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Mr. Johnston, Londoner: "Quite how we got to the state of getting somebody like him just defeats common sense, because he doesn’t seem completely a moral person in my view and he just seems to be in it for himself completely. I think that's the view of a lot of people, apart of course from his supporters."
W/S People outside prime minister's residence in Downing Street *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Local: "That's obviously [because] Boris Johnston was the favourite based on the fact that he supported Brexit during the campaign in 2016 and also he was Pro a No-Deal Brexit, which is what Nigel Farage is in favour of. And hence the reason why Nigel Farage scored very highly in the European Parliament elections. So it's the right result."
C/U 'Downing Street' sign
SCRIPT
Feelings were mixed as Londoners reacted to Boris Johnson’s appointment as the new Conservative Party leader and the UK's next Prime Minister in the UK capital on Tuesday.
"I’m very pleased," said a local who added the unlike current UK Prime Minister Theresa May, Johnson was ready to deliver on his Brexit promises.
"She could have taken us out in March but she didn’t, so she has gone and I’m happy that Johnson will get us out."
Others were not particularly amused with the news of Johnson’s appointment as PM.
"He’s deceitful in his personal life, deceitful in his public life, how could we trust a prime minister like that," said a Londoner who signalled out Johnson’s two-faced approach to the Brexit.
"Quite how we got to the state of getting somebody like him just defeats common sense," another added.
Boris Johnson won the Conservative Party leadership to become the UK's next prime minister beating rival Jeremy Hunt in a ceremony in the Queen Elizabeth II Centre earlier on Tuesday.
Nearly 160,000 party members were voting in the last two and a half weeks to name the successor to Theresa May, who resigned as government leader on June 7 after her Brexit proposals were rejected.
Johnson will officially take over May's job on Wednesday, after she tenders her resignation to the Queen.