The Brexit deal has been delayed twice under Prime Minister Theresa May, and now the deadline for the deal stands on October 31. Meanwhile, the failure to deliver the deal this time could mean that there might be a no-deal exit from the European Union.
Johnson, favourite for the top job nearly three years since he led the official campaign to leave the EU, praised the strength of the British economy, promised to deliver Brexit by October 31 and tackle despair across the country.
Boris Johnson has pledged to cut income tax for high earners by raising the threshold at which a 40% tax rate kicks in. He has also advocated lower business taxes. Michael Gove wants to introduce a points-based immigration system modelled on that used by Australia.
Johnson quit as the foreign secretary in May's Cabinet last July over her approach to Brexit. May resigned as prime minister Friday after lawmakers, including fellow Conservatives like Johnson, repeatedly voted down her deal with the EU.
US President Trump has said former British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson would be an "excellent" choice as the next prime minister of the UK. He also suggested that the American wife of Prince Harry was "nasty."
Former British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson was a figurehead of a campaign for Britain to leave the European Union in a 2016 referendum. He asked in his column in the Telegraph whether there was a way forward to break the impasse of Brexit in parliament.
Brexit campaigners, like Johnson, are also fearful the government is trying to agree a non time-limited backstop to keep the whole country inside a customs union with the EU indefinitely - something they say will not deliver Brexit.