Boris Johnson has officially been appointed prime minister of the United Kingdom, after meeting with the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Speaking outside Downing Street, he said he would take the UK out of the European Union by Oct. 31 “no ifs, no buts” and hit out at “pessimists.”
“The doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters, they are going to get it wrong again,” he said.
Johnson is expected to announce the members of his new cabinet this evening.
Several senior Conservatives, including chancellor Philip Hammond, resigned from the government rather than wait for Johnson to fire them.
A source close to Johnson said the new prime minister would “build a cabinet showcasing all the talents within the party that truly reflect modern Britain.”
Source: Huffington Post