Boris Johnson has officially become Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, after meeting with and getting the nod of Queen Elizabeth to form a government.
Greenpeace protesters had joined hands on The Mall in a bid to block his journey to Buckingham Palace.
He has already invited hard Brexiteer MP Priti Patel – sacked over off-the-books meetings in Israel – and former Vote Leave chief Dominic Cummings – into his cabinet.
Cabinet Remainers David Gauke, Rory Stewart , deputy PM David Lidington and Chancellor Philip Hammond have promptly resigned.
The former London Mayor emerged Tory leader on Wednesday after securing victory over rival, Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. He polled 92,153 votes to defeat Hunt who polled 46,656 votes.
In his speech on the steps of No 10 Downing Street, Johnson paid tribute to his predecessor, Theresa May.
He also said his administration will prove pessimists wrong by delivering Brexit by October 31 with a new and better deal. He also promised to tackle headlong the challenges with social care and ensure the unity of the U ited Kongdom.
His words: “The British people have had enough of waiting.
“My job is to serve you, the people.
“Because if there is one point politicians need to remember is that the people are our bosses”
He ended his specch by saying: “We in this government will work flat out to give this country the leadership it deserves and that work begins now.
“The buck stops with me”