I'm very optimistic about it.' she said.
But his charisma, flair for publicity and record of winning two elections as mayor of London make him the runaway favorite in a crowded field to succeed Prime Minister Theresa May, according to bookmakers. To be fair to her, the EC stood its grounds and sought only what's good for Europe. "But I like her very much".
Environment Secretary Michael Gove has confirmed he will formally enter the Conservative leadership race. This could be accepable to moderate Tories, as it would not lead straight away to a general election. The UK is losing one of its least capable Prime Ministers.
Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, the 51-year-old said: "This country needs a genuinely bold, new approach".
Theresa May's successor - who will be chosen in a party vote by the end of July - will nearly certainly face an immediate confidence motion in the House of Commons brought by the opposition parties.
Home Secretary Sajid Javid signalled his leadership ambitions by arguing that he wanted the Tories to be the party of social mobility, in an interview with The Spectator (Ladbrokes odds 25/1).
But the stripping of Islamic State bride Shamima Begum's United Kingdom citizenship after the death of her infant child was seen as heartless by many and the momentum he had a year ago seems to have dried up.
All I'd say to MPs is avoid the third week in June when the Queen will be at Royal Ascot where Magnetic Charm, victorious at York last week under James Doyle for Yorkshire-born trainer William Haggas, is due to line up. "She has made the right decision - and I hope that the spirit of compromise is continued". "The prospect of an even more hard-line Brexiteer now becoming PM and threatening a no deal exit is deeply concerning". That, they say, could lead to yet more uncertainty and requests for extensions.
Mrs. May will continue to govern as prime minister until a new leader is selected. And our position on the Withdrawal Agreement and anything else has been set out. This is a grace period for Britain to compile its Brexit policy.
Chris Walker, senior public affairs officer at NCVO, said in a blog post that charities should "make sure your planning fully acknowledges the risks of continuing instability, and in particular the prospect of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union without a deal". Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. That arrangement, he said, would "withstand Brexit whatever form it takes". So who are the favourites to replace her?
The Conservative leadership candidates: Raab, Leadsom, Johnson, Mordaunt and Gove.
She said Mrs May had discovered that "when you try to bounce the DUP it simply doesn't work".
But not necessarily. If he did become prime minister, and if he did intend to allow the UK's membership of the European Union to expire on 31 October without a deal, Johnson could be removed by six or more Tories voting with Jeremy Corbyn on a motion of no confidence.
A party leadership campaign will officially begin after May quits, but already eight contenders have said they will run.
The confidence and supply arrangement the DUP shares with the Conservatives is due to expire next month.
The timetable agreed upon means she will still be at the forefront of those events as Britain's prime minister.
While she succeeded in striking a divorce deal with the European Union, the plan was defeated three times in Parliament by British lawmakers from across the political spectrum.
"And on our side we would work exactly in that direction in the next few weeks and months".
With May's withdrawal deal dead in the water, the unfinished task will be handed to the new prime minister.
"It now seems that (Johnson) is coming out for a no-deal Brexit", Stewart told BBC radio.
"But whatever happens, we are going to hold our nerve".
The same question was asked immediately after the first parliamentary defeat of May's Brexit deal in January, the largest government defeat in British history, in which 61% said the United Kingdom was in a state of crisis.
However, the fundamental problem is that, being a Trump-like political figure seemingly interested in appealing to only half of the country (that is eager to leave the EU), Johnson could exacerbate rather than mend the divisions in the UK.