Boris Johnson delivers defiant first speech as UK Prime Minister, pledges to make Brexit happen in October
"We aren't going to wait 99 days because the British people have had enough of waiting. My job is to serve you, the people. The people are our bosses. My job is to make your streets safer, and we're going to begin with another 20,000 new police on the streets," Boris Johnson says, in a combative and confident first statement as Prime Minister. Boris Johnson had walked to the podium outside Downing Street to applause from his staff saying, "I have just been to see Her Majesty the Queen who has invited me to form a government, and I have accepted. But in spite of all her efforts it has become clear that there are pessimists" in the country who believe Brexit cannot be delivered, Johnson says. "Those critics are wrong. The doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters, they are going to get it wrong again. The people who bet against Britain are going to loose their shirts," Johnson says, adding Britain will leave the EU in October, "no ifs, no buts." Johnson adds there will be 20 new hospital upgrades, and that "we will fix the crisis of social care once and for all."