Boris Johnson: 'Never mind the backstop, the buck stops here'

Boris Johnson.
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The U.K's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson has a message for his doubters.

In his first speech upon taking the mantle from former Prime Minister Theresa May, Johnson stood outside no. 10 Downing Street and in near-Seussian verse told the assembled that "the doubters, the doomsters, the gloomsters," are going to "get it wrong again." Fear not, Johnson said, the new government will "restore trust" in British democracy with the assurance the country will leave the European Union in October no matter what, though he did stress that he is intent on getting a new and improved deal done to make that happen.

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