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Boris Johnson becomes UK Prime Minister

Baku, July 24, AZERTAC

Boris Johnson has said he wants to "change the country for the better" after he became the UK's new prime minister, according to BBC News.

Speaking outside Downing Street, he said the UK would leave the EU on 31 October "no ifs, no buts", adding: "The buck stops with me."

He also vowed to sort out care for the elderly "once and for all".

Reforms to the social care sector have eluded previous governments because of their cost and complexity.

Mr Johnson also listed a wide range of domestic ambitions, including increased investment in transport infrastructure and education, and reforms to ensure the £20bn in extra funding earmarked for the NHS "really gets to the front line".

He also pledged to boost the UK's biotech and space science sectors, change the tax rules to incentivise investment, and do more to promote the welfare of animals.

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