Brexit: Johnson takes office as new British PM

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New UK prime minister. Boris Johnson leaving a private reception in London

Boris Johnson takes office on Wednesday as British prime minister and will then unveil the names of the team he has tasked with delivering Brexit by the end of October, with or without a deal.

Johnson enters Downing Street at one of the most perilous junctures in post-World War British history – the United Kingdom is divided over Brexit and weakened by a three-year political crisis since the Brexit referendum.

His pledge to energise the country and deliver Brexit – do or die – on Oct. 31, sets the United Kingdom up for a showdown with the European Union and thrusts it towards

 

 

Zainab Sa’id