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Monday 15 July 2019

Boris Johnson, who Leave.EU last week endorsed to become the next prime minister of the United Kingdom, is planning to go full steam ahead to Global Britain as soon as he takes office with new reports that he will travel to the United States as a matter of priority to kick off long-neglected trade talks with pro-British President Trump.

“The key to the whole thing is the US. If we get a trade deal with America we will be very quickly in the market for other deals” said one key Boris ally in the Times.

After three lousy years of Theresa May’s witless so-called leadership, a patriotic pro-Brexit leader with a genuinely global vision will give the Tories a much-needed boost in the polls. While May repeatedly ignored President Trump’s advice on delivering Brexit and shackled trade secretary Liam Fox with convoluted customs plans, Boris is looking to the world’s largest economy for a major trade boost – and no doubt eyeing up massive bespoke deals with global players like China, Japan, Brazil, and India too.

The latest numbers from YouGov have the Tories now leading the pack on 24% with the Brexit Party hot on their heels at 21%. The Europhile Labour and Liberal Democrat parties are in third and fourth place respectively, highlighting the weakness of the Losers’ Vote argument in the public discourse.

The public clearly have faith in Boris to deliver and are ready to rally at a future general election if he does get Britain out – and with the 17.4m finally having a credible alternative, he has no choice but to deliver or destroy his party for good.

Meanwhile our deselection campaign continues to roll along with one of our top targets, the Welsh Europhile Guto Bebb, joining Jeremy Lefroy among those who have decided to quit parliament at the next election rather than face their own members in a brutal deselection battle. Good riddance!

Following big defeats for Dominic Grieve and Dr Phillip Lee, it’s clear that extreme pro-EU Remainers like Bebb stand little chance of success should they attempt to hold their ground against the overwhelming majority of opinion among the Tory grassroots.

Another of our top targets, the work and pensions secretary Amber Rudd, has gone a different route and changed her tune on Brexit to save her hide. Speaking to Andrew Marr on Sunday, she performed a major U-turn by indicating that she now believes a clean WTO Brexit is preferable to a Losers’ Vote referendum re-run.

As a result, she’s been given the boot from a cabal of 30 Tory MPs, spearheaded by soon-to-be-unemployed Chancellor Hammond, that plans to block a clean break from the EU.