(RT.COM) – After officially being installed as Britain's new prime minister, Boris Johnson made his first address to lawmakers in the House of Commons to outline his new government’s approach to solving the Brexit debacle.
Wednesday saw 17 of the 30 ministers who served in Theresa May’s cabinet either sacked or resign, as Johnson exerted his authority on day one.
Addressing MPs, Johnson promised to take Britain out of the EU – deal or no-deal – by the deadline day of October 31. In what ostensibly was a veiled threat to the EU and staunch remainers, he insisted the contentious Irish backstop had to be abolished as a time limit was “not enough.”
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The new UK prime minister, a world away from his predecessor’s head teacher-like delivery, revealed that his government would not be nominating a new EU commissioner, to add to his optimism that he can achieve Brexit success.
On domestic policy, Johnson announced that he will commission a report on the UK moving to an Australian-style points-based system for immigration.