Boris: The New PM

Boris Johnson has announced who has the top jobs in his Government to help him as prime minister. That team is known as the Cabinet. Mr Johnson replaced more than half of Theresa May’s Cabinet with new people. Most of the 32 people in the Cabinet are in charge of a particular area, like education, health or the environment. You’ll be hearing about these people in the news, so who are the ones in the biggest jobs?

The new prime minister, Boris Johnson, has set out what he wants to do in the job.

Speaking outside 10 Downing Street, Mr Johnson said: “The work begins immediately behind that black door. We in this Government will work flat out to give this country the leadership it deserves, and that work begins now.”

One of Boris Johnson’s main goals is to make sure that Brexit happens by the end of October – and he repeated this promise in his first speech as PM. He said the UK will be leaving the European Union (EU) on 31 October “no ifs or buts”.

This means that the UK could leave without a deal on its future relationship with the EU, but he hopes that won’t happen. He said: “We will do a new deal… allowing us to develop a new and exciting partnership with the rest of Europe.”

Mr Johnson went on to speak about the public services that he wanted to improve. First of all, he promised more money for schools so that

all children receive a “superb education”.

He promised to make Britain safer for people by putting 20,000 more police officers on the streets.
He also said he doesn’t think people should have to wait for three weeks to see their GP, so he promised to take steps to tackle this.  “We start work this week, with 20 new hospital upgrades,” he said.

Mr Johnson also announced a particular focus on helping elderly people who might need extra support to care for themselves. Mr Johnson spoke, too, about uniting the country. “I will tell you something else about my job,” he said. “It is to be prime minister of the whole United Kingdom.”

He promised there would be better internet connections and improved roads for more remote towns and villages, so that the whole of the UK can be better connected.

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