Boris Johnson promises a golden age

Boris Johnson promises a golden age

Agency News

The newly-elected British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised that his rule will be the "beginning of a new golden age".

He made this offer during his first Commons statement as PM. Speaking to MPs, Boris Johnson said his government would throw itself into Brexit negotiations with energy.

He said other arrangements for the Northern Ireland backstop were "perfectly compatible with the Belfast Agreement to which we are committed". He said Michael Gove would make plans for a no-deal Brexit a "top priority".

He also assured EU citizens they would have "absolute certainty" of their right to live and remain in the UK.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn responded to the statement saying: "The country is deeply worried the new prime minister overestimates himself.”