IN a few days, Donald Trump's friend Boris Johnson is likely to be proclaimed as Britain's Prime Minister.

His pledge of tax cuts for the rich, a "do or die" Brexit, and an ability to disguise his lies and inadequacies by telling a few jokes will have paid off.

Britain, already a laughing stock around the world for shooting itself in the foot, will appropriately have a clown at the helm.

His nod nod, wink wink, signals to Trump that there could soon be some lucrative deals on the table will undoubtedly have the president tweeting his congratulations.

The fact that the pound has slumped again in value, to 1.10 euros compared to 1.40 euros before the Brexit shenanigans, means that American and EU companies can acquire British assets and London property at bargain basement prices.

Labour is at last calling for a "people's vote" to ask the electorate whether this is really what they were expecting in 2016.

Too late, unfortunately. Labour should have spelled out the mis-sold Tory Brexit lies at the outset.

Stephen Warren, Durham