'We're all doomed' - How Northern Ireland Twitter reacted to Boris Johnson becoming Tory leader
Boris Johnson's victory in the Tory leadership contest attracted a wide range of opinions from across Northern Ireland.
Mr Johnson won the contest against Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt with 92,153 votes to Hunt's 46,656.
The former London Mayor is set to move into Number 10 on Wednesday after Theresa May resigns as Prime Minister.
Here's how Twitter reacted across Northern Ireland:
Congratulations @BorisJohnson. Looking forward to continuing our discussions on achieving our shared objectives to advance the Union, deliver Brexit and restore devolved government in NI.— Nigel Dodds (@NigelDoddsDUP) July 23, 2019
Congratulations to Boris Johnson. Please do not betray your principles or the Unionists of Northern Ireland again. The Union must always come first.— Cllr Dale Pankhurst (@Dale_Pankhurst) July 23, 2019
We're all doomed!!!!— Michael Long (@CllrMichaelLong) July 23, 2019
Finally a Prime Minister that ideologically believes in Brexit & in the sovereignty of the UK. Let us hope for Michael Gove to be sent to the NIO, a man with an appropriate view on the Belfast Agreement- a ‘moral stain’.— Jamie Bryson (@JamieBrysonCPNI) July 23, 2019
Boris is a wasteman ✌🏻— 🔮Nicola Coughlan 🌙 (@nicolacoughlan) July 23, 2019
Outstanding day for democracy in UK.— Deirdre Heenan (@deirdreheenan) July 23, 2019
New unelected Tory Prime Minister foisted upon us.
Chosen by an electorate that’s made up of 0.2% of the population that is:
-average age of 57.#BorisJohnson #BorisDay pic.twitter.com/MJKGBZOGw9
Congratulations to @BorisJohnson on becoming Conservative Party Leader. Look forward to discussing our shared objectives of strengthening the Union, delivering Brexit & restoring devolution. pic.twitter.com/P8VV82UXAV— Arlene Foster (@DUPleader) July 23, 2019
Congratulations to @BorisJohnson on becoming leader of the UK Conservative Party - we will work constructively with him and his Govt to maintain and strengthen British/Irish relations through the challenges of #Brexit 🇬🇧🇮🇪🇪🇺— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) July 23, 2019
Very many congratulations to @BorisJohnson. To become the Prime Minister of this country is a great honour. I hope that he does well and that people will give him a fair chance to do so. pic.twitter.com/AzHde1AE76— Christopher Stalford (@CStalfordMLA) July 23, 2019
So tomorrow Britain will have a new PM - but with 100 days to go until #Brexit it’s the red lines that need to change, not the faces - the Withdrawal Agreement will not be reopened!! pic.twitter.com/Kwq8be09b5— Chris Hazzard (@ChrisHazzardSF) July 23, 2019
It may be his dream! but it’s our worst Nightmare https://t.co/9M3wQazkCf— Stewart Dickson MLA CF (@stewartcdickson) July 23, 2019
Congratulations to Boris Johnson on becoming the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He will be great!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2019
Many congratulations to @BorisJohnson on being elected leader of @Conservatives - we now need to work together to deliver a Brexit that works for the whole UK and to keep Jeremy Corbyn out of government. You will have my full support from the back benches.— Theresa May (@theresa_may) July 23, 2019
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