So there we have it, Boris Johnson is officially the new British Prime Minister.
Johnson made his first speech as Prime Minister outside 10 Downing Street earlier today where he said he was “convinced we can do a deal” to resolve the issue of the Irish border but that he would prepare for a no-deal Brexit.
Mr Johnson said he was “convinced” a Brexit deal could be reached without checks at the Irish border and without the “anti-democratic backstop”.
“It is, of course, vital at the same time that we prepare for the remote possibility that Brussels refuses any further to negotiate and we are forced to come out with no-deal.
“Not because we want that outcome, of course not, but because it is only common sense to prepare.”
Looking at domestic policy, he said he would begin to recruit 20,000 additional police officers “to make your streets safer”.
We in this Government will work flat out to give this country the leadership it deserves. That work begins now pic.twitter.com/Nqd8SdBDAR— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) July 24, 2019
However, not everyone is in agreement with the new Prime Minister's speech with people taking to Twitter to express their thoughts on their new leader.
Boris Johnson's vehicle was briefly blocked by a human chain of protesters while his motorcade was headed to Buckingham Palace to meet with the Queen before being named prime minister today. pic.twitter.com/UrFqpURnka— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 24, 2019
Boris Johnson at 4pm: Promises to bring the country together as PM.— Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) July 24, 2019
Boris Johnson at 5pm: Sacks anyone who supported his rival or has ever criticised him in any way.
mr @TEDchris interviews @nicolasturgeon, the first minister of scotland, after her TED talk brought the house down. she talked about putting well-being of humans before wealth & got a massive standing ovation. key quote: “thank you TED, for distracting me from boris johnson”. pic.twitter.com/GpF9sMMKCP— Amanda Palmer 🎹 (@amandapalmer) July 24, 2019
He's 24, Muslim and an immigrant - and he's taking on Prime Minister Boris Johnson.— Middle East Eye (@MiddleEastEye) July 24, 2019
Meet Ali Milani pic.twitter.com/pxPN2JX9Ze
Boris Johnson has just become Britain’s Prime Minister despite a lifetime of lies, outrage & scandal. To our country’s shame truthfulness, competency & integrity are no longer part of the job specification for Prime Minister #GeneralElectionNOW pic.twitter.com/EaJqxgsPn9— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) July 24, 2019
Wow. Significant boos from members of the public as Boris Johnson enters Downing Street for the first time. pic.twitter.com/pdwbKKrc93— Shehab Khan (@ShehabKhan) July 24, 2019
Boris Johnson’s speech is currently being drowned out by boos and jeers from protesters outside pic.twitter.com/HRngotRQ2M— Hannah Al-Othman (@HannahAlOthman) July 24, 2019
Boris Johnson was unreal on his daypic.twitter.com/K9BGhpfNYY— Footy Fooligans (@FootyFooIigans) July 24, 2019
Hi @BorisJohnson,— Prof Tanja Bueltmann (@cliodiaspora) July 24, 2019
So the buck stops with you? I'm glad to hear it.
This is what you promised @the3million in 2016. Now take that responsibility you say stops with you and do the right thing.#BorisJohnsonPM pic.twitter.com/eXSkwMRKKt