Boris Johnson
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Boris Johnson has taken over the role of the UK prime minister, following the resignation of Theresa May – 24 July 2019.

Aged 55, Boris Johnson was the MP for Henley from 2001 to 2008, Mayor of London from 2008 to 2016, served as the country's Foreign Secretary from 2016 - 2018.

The biggest task for Boris Johnson will be to deliver Brexit – make the UK to leave the European Union (EU) by 31 October.

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A significant reason behind May’s resignation has been her failure to deliver Brexit in line with what the country’s members of Parliament want the country’s social, economic and political stature be after leaving the EU.

Do the parliamentarians want the UK to leave the EU? Does the UK population want the country to leave the EU? A fact is that 51.9% of the UK population voted in a referendum held on June 23 2016 in support to leave the EU.

The new prime minister has promised to deliver Brexit even if he does not reach a deal with the EU on the 31st of October.

What impact will a hard Brexit have on the country’s economy? How about on the country’s energy landscape, watch a video below