Twitter reacts to Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson

So there we have it, Boris Johnson is officially the new British Prime Minister.

Twitter reacts to Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson

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”.

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.

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