LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 13: Boris Johnson waves as he leaves Downing Street after being appointed Foreign Secretary on July 13, 2016 in London, England. The UK’s New Prime Minister Theresa May began appointing the key Ministerial positions in her cabinet shortly after taking up residence at Number 10 Downing Street. She has appointed Philip Hammond as Chancellor and George Osborne has resigned.
British Prime Minister, Theresa May has made Boris Johnson, the former London mayor who led the Brexit campaign, foreign secretary in her new government.
Johnson is May’s second appointment as Prime Minister; she appointed former foreign minister Philip Hammond as Chancellor of the Exchequer.
May said that ex-Chancellor George Osborne had resigned from the government.
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 13: British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street on July 13, 2016 in London, England. Former Home Secretary Theresa May becomes the UK’s second female Prime Minister after she was selected unopposed by Conservative MPs to be their new party leader. She is currently MP for Maidenhead.
She says her new government would fight “burning injustice” and “build a better Britain”.
This is part of her first public remarks since taking office in London on Wednesday.
“If you’re from an ordinary working class family, life is much less secure than many people in Westminster realise. The government I lead will be driven not by the interests of the privileged few, but by you,” she said.
May said that following the Brexit referendum, Britain would face a time of great national change.
“As we leave the European Union, we will forge a bold new, positive role for ourselves. Together we will build a better Britain,” she said.
British Prime Minister Theresa May and Her Husband Philip John outside 10 Downing Street on July 13, 2016 in London, England.
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 13: Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Theresa May at the start of an audience where she invited the former Home Secretary to become Prime Minister and form a new government at Buckingham Palace on July 13, 2016 in London, England. Former Home Secretary Theresa May becomes the UK’s second female Prime Minister after she was selected unopposed by Conservative MPs to be their new party leader. She is currently MP for Maidenhead.
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