Boris Johnson is sworn in as London’s new prime minister in London. In his first speech, he said that the Brexit is a fact before October 31. “No buts and buts. The flag of the United Kingdom stands for democracy. That is why we are leaving the EU on 31 October.”
“With growing confidence, we are now accelerating the work to complete it. The ports will be ready, the banks will be ready, the factories will be ready,” said Johnson, responding indirectly to concerns about the preparations of many British industries for the Brexit.
“And our food and agricultural sector will be ready. They are ready to sell more than ever. Not just here, but all over the world,” the new prime minister continued. “After three years of unsubstantiated self-doubt, it is time for change. Time to restore our natural and historical role as an active and outward-looking worldly Great Britain.”
“The refusal to make decisions has shaken the confidence of the business world,” said Johnson. He added that he has informed Brussels that he wants a new and better deal, but that he is also prepared to secede without agreements with the EU.
“In that case we have an extra £ 39 billion,” he said, referring to the commitments to the EU.
Moreover, the European Union has repeatedly said that it is no longer possible to tinker with the Brexit agreement. In principle, the EU does not want to renegotiate the agreements already made.