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BREAKING NEWS: Boris Johnson to become British Prime Minister

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Johnson has won the support of his party, but not the country, Jeremy Corbyn says.

The former London mayor, who charms and alarms colleagues in equal numbers, beat Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and will take over from Theresa May as prime minister on Wednesday.

But the incoming premier faces exactly the same set of circumstances – if not worse – with parliament deadlocked as the Brexit deadline looms.

The new leader will have just three months to attempt to resolve a three-year Brexit crisis that could damage economies on both sides of the Channel and determine the fate of generations of Britons.

Boris Johnson may have won the support of the Conservative party, “but he hasn’t won the support of our country,” the opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn tweeted.

Corbyn warned against a no-deal Brexit, which Johnson says he could pursue, and reiterated his frequent call for a general election.

There will be people who question the wisdom of the decision to elect him, Johnson admits.

But he says the Conservative party has worked to “promote the good of the whole country” for the last 200 years.

Johnson then turns to Brexit. He says he read in this morning’s Financial Times that no new leader has ever faced such a daunting set of circumstances. “Do you feel daunted?” he asks the crowd. “You don’t look daunted to me.”

Johnson says he will deliver Brexit and defeat Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Boris Johnson won the contest in resounding fashion, earning 92,153 votes to Jeremy Hunt’s 46,656.

That’s a predictably comfortable victory for the long-time favorite. He’s on stage now to make his first speech as leader of the Conservative party.

 

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