not to run for UK prime minister after the severe economic consequences of the "Brexit" vote became apparent, and following the defection of key supporters. In his announcement earlier today, Buh Bye said, “Having consulted colleagues and in view of the circumstances in parliament, I have concluded that person cannot be me." Riiiight, now run and hide. Earlier, one of Buh Bye's allies and erstwhile campaign manager, justice secretary Michael Gove*, announced his interest in the prime ministership, an astounding act of treachery even for a Tory. He would become the main rival to leading candidate home secretary Theresa May.
The reaction was immediate and harsh toward the flamboyant and often incendiary politician who was the most prominent face of the "vote leave" movement, including this colorful one from Scottish actor Ewan McGregor:
@BorisJohnson You spineless c$&t You lead this ludicrous campaign to leave EU. Win, and now fuc& off to let someone else clear up your mess.— Ewan McGregor (@mcgregor_ewan) June 30, 2016
More reactions can be read here, but the common gist is that Buh Bye pooped his pants and wants someone else to clean it up. He'd do well in the Republican / New Confederate / Stupid / Shooters Party here.
*BONUS: This is the twit Michael Gove, international man of treachery:
I can't stop watching this vine of Michael Gove clapping four different ways in six seconds https://t.co/RR9OoWWpeU— Mark Di Stefano (@MarkDiStef) June 30, 2016