You know, whilst I think they're all a waste of oxygen, at least with BoJo, you'll get entertain as he bounds from one embarrassment to the next.
- BoJo is a committed Brexiteer, not a closet Remaimer like May. He genuinely wants out of the EU - unlike May, who was trying to leave through gritted teeth.
- He's watched May's fornicate ups at close quarters and is probably astute enough to avoid repeating them.
- When he says he's prepared to do a no deal Brexit, the threat is credible to the EU.
- Although he'll say different in public, I suspect his default is a no deal Brexit - which will be well understood by the EU. They know they'll have to give ground to avoid it.
- BoJo will negotiate more robustly. I suspect the £39 billion will be off the table until the backstop is removed and the EU will get it in dribs and drabs as they give multiple concessions to get it.
- Providing he makes a genuine attempt to get a revised deal from the EU, he'll have the bulk of the Tory party behind him. Even the most ardent Remainer is aware no deal is preferable to electoral wipe out.
- He'll have a Brexit supporting cabinet - and he'll get it onside. Unlike May, who didn't want to tell the cabinet anything due to the utter f--- up she was making of the negotiations.
- Telling the EU to do one will be electorally popular. I expect a BoJo broadside aimed in that direction within a couple of weeks of taking office.
- He'll have a strategy for taking the UK out of the EU. May's only strategy was to lurch from disaster to disaster.
- He'll also make robust preparations for a no-deal Brexit. If nothing else, it's a threat to hold over the head of the EU. If we do do a no deal Brexit, we'll be better prepared for it than after May's half-arsed attempts.