“We are going to get Brexit done on 31 October and take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring with a new spirit of can do.” As of tomorrow, Boris Johnson’s long trek to become the UK’s prime minister will be complete. And the latest chapter in the western world’s already bizarre reality show will be just beginning. BBC: Boris Johnson wins race to be Tory leader and PM.

+ “This is Boris Johnson the enigma: the American Englishman, born in the New World but raised in the traditions of the old; a genuine intellect wrapped in a veneer of buffoonery; someone who has dismissed Donald Trump as ‘clearly out of his mind’ and betraying a ‘quite stupefying ignorance,’ yet remains on friendly terms with the notoriously thin-skinned president; a self-confessed megalomaniac who shies away from confrontation; a disheveled mess who bumbles from one success to the next.” Tom McTague in The Atlantic: Boris Johnson Meets His Destiny.

+ Newt Gingrich: “Boris Johnson is the Donald Trump of Britain. Put on your seat belt and prepare for a wild ride … Think Margaret Thatcher with wild hair.” (If this ride gets any wilder, you won’t need a seatbelt, you’ll need a straitjacket.) And Trump explains that Johnson’s popular because he’s seen as “Britain’s Trump.” (So, does that mean Mexico is going to pay for Brexit?) Here’s the latest from The Guardian.