Published: Thu, July 25, 2019
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Turks welcome 'Ottoman grandson' Boris Johnson as British leader

Turks welcome 'Ottoman grandson' Boris Johnson as British leader

The next step is for Johnson and May to meet Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday, where the British monarch will bestow her support upon the transition and thereby render Johnson as the new British prime minister.

Johnson's stated determination to leave the European Union on October 31, with or without an agreement, was a key part of his campaign.

In her final Prime Minister's Questions she said she has "every confidence" her successor Boris Johnson will take the premiership seriously.

May served as the Prime Minister of England for three years.

He added that his impression was that Mr Johnston was "not just talking about deleting the backstop", but that he was proposing "a whole new deal, a better deal for Britain - that's not going to happen".

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has arrived at Downing Street after being asked by the Queen to form a government.

He enters Downing Street at one of the most perilous junctures in post-World War Two British history - the United Kingdom is divided over Brexit and weakened by the three-year political crisis that has gripped it since the 2016 referendum.

The fixation reached a fever pitch last month after police were called to the apartment shared by Johnson and Symonds in Camberwell, South London, just past midnight to respond to a loud, domestic dispute overheard by concerned neighbors.

Following the announcement, he reiterated a message from his victory speech, saying on Twitter that he wants "to unite our country and party, deliver Brexit and defeat Corbyn".

The Prime Minister has left Downing Street, and is now heading to formally hand in her resignation to the Queen.

"But in spite of all her efforts, it has become clear that there are pessimists at home and overseas who think after three years of indecision that this country has become a prisoner to the old arguments of 2016 and in this home of democracy we are incapable of honouring a democratic mandate".

"We are going to get Brexit done on October 31, and we are going to take advantage of all the opportunities it will bring in a new spirit of "can do", Johnson, 55, said after the result was announced.

"If the new prime minister does not act effectively and swiftly on these issues the education our children and young people receive will continue to be undermined".

Chancellor Philip Hammond quit the government, along with development secretary Rory Stewart in the wake of Mr Johnson being elected. Unfortunately, the sums he is proposing are not sufficient to cope with this - so, as he said himself, it's time to end the leadership campaign slogans and begin the real hard work'. Yet despite making that promise repeatedly both in the chamber of the House of Commons and elsewhere, she ultimately failed, leading to her eventual departure from office Wednesday morning.

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