Boris Johnson has to walk a very fine line. On one hand he needs Donald Trump to be able to show that the U.K. still has close friends and allies ... On the other hand, Donald Trump is extremely unpopular in the U.K. And Boris Johnson has to make sure that he's not looking like Trump's poodle.
The outcome of an election is very uncertain. Voters will be asked to cast a ballot that reflects their views on Brexit, domestic policies for the next five years, and party leader — leading to complicated and sometimes contradictory preferences.
The big question that the no-confidence vote [in U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government] hinges on is whether the opposition parties are able to overcome their own internal politics and posturing for power to be able to have a unified position.
Trade deals are always challenging to ratify in Congress … There will be significant resistance, as Speaker Pelosi has said, to ratifying a [U.S.-U.K.] trade agreement that is seen to harm the Good Friday agreement or the interests of people in Northern Ireland.
The personal chemistry between the [leaders of the United States and the United Kingdom] is going to be much better. [President] Trump clearly has favoured Boris [Johnson] as leader for a while. And certainly he and Boris are going to be very like-minded on Brexit.
I don’t think [the U.S.-U.K. relationship under Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson] is going to go particularly well, to be honest. I don’t see Johnson throwing a switch and saying we are now aligned on foreign policy. And I don’t see [President] Trump changing his transactional view of the special relationship.
[Boris Johnson is] coming into the government not wanting to upset Trump. We’ve all been watching Trump long enough where we know he doesn’t reciprocate. He was quick to throw Theresa May under the bus.