Boris Johnson Is Now Officially UK Prime Minister
Boris Johnson is now officially the UK's Prime Minister after meeting with the Queen and being invited to form a government.
The Conservative leader met with the Queen this afternoon, following Theresa May's final Prime Minister's Questions, and her formal resignation to her Maj.
Johnson was stalled on his way to meet the Queen after climate change protesters blocked the route.
The group, wearing sashes which read Climate Emergency, formed a human chain along The Mall near Buckingham Palace.
Now he's been formally appointed PM, Johnson, or Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson to give him his full name, will head to Number 10 Downing Street, where he will make his first speech as PM.
Inside Number 10, Johnson will receive a security briefing and be handed the nuclear weapon codes.
His long day isn't over then, either, as he'll then take a number of calls from world leaders.
Speaking during Prime Minister's Questions earlier today, May has promised her full-backing to the newly appointed PM.
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She said: "My successor will continue to deliver the Conservative policies that have improved the lives of people up and down this country since we were elected into a coalition government in 2010.
"There is a long list of improvements that have taken place in people's lives, and I look forward, on the back benches, to giving my full support to the next Prime Minister as he takes us forward, delivering on Brexit, and continuing to deliver on those Conservative policies."
Johnson was announced as the new leader yesterday, after beating opponent Jeremy Hunt.
One of his promises during his bid for leadership was a promise to deliver Brexit on 31 OCtober, without or without a deal from the EU.
EU lawmakers have since warned that with Johnson in charge there's an 'increased risk of a disorderly exit of the UK'.
In a statement, a group of lawmakers said: "The (group) notes that recent statements, not least those made during the Conservative Party leadership campaign, have greatly increased the risk of a disorderly exit of the UK.
"A no-deal exit would be economically very damaging, even if such damage would not be inflicted equally on both parties."
Meanwhile, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called on Johnson to call a general election to 'let the people decide their future'.
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