Harty Fears Boris Will Be “Far More Destructive” Than May

Clare’s Independent TD is concerned that the new British Prime Minister has the potential to be “far more destructive” than his predecessor.

Boris Johnson will officially take up residence at Number 10 Downing Street later today, replacing Theresa May at a pivotal time in UK politics.


Theresa May is travelling to Buckingham Palace this afternoon where she will officially tender her resignation to the Queen, before the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson takes over the reins.

From there, he’ll enter Number 10 Downing Street for the first time as British premier, having secured two-thirds of the Conservative Party vote to win its leadership.

He will then appoint his new Cabinet, which will reportedly include a record number of women and ethnic minority ministers.

In her final PMQ’s, Mrs May had a thorny exchange with Labour leader Jeremry Corbyn, before delivering aparting blow

Theresa May’s premiership has proven a challenging three years and her legacy will no doubt be her efforts to guide Britain out of the EU.

In Ireland, focus is already turning to what the change in leadership could mean for this country.

With the delayed Brexit date now just 99 days away, the Prime Minister will need to hit the ground running if he is to get the job done, as he has repeatedly promised.

Clare’s Junior Minister Pat Breen says it’s vital now that Taoiseach Leo Varadkar secures a meeting with Prime Minister Johnson within the next 10 days.

Meanwhile, Clare’s Independent TD has expressed reservations about the direction the new PM will take.

Dr Michael Harty is concerned by what he has seen from Mr Johnson, since the Brexit vote, and how his approach will differ to Theresa May’s.