Speed Reading — Boris Johnson - Level 5 — 300 wpm

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The United Kingdom has a new leader. Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson became the UK's new Prime Minister yesterday after Theresa May resigned in June. Mr Johnson, commonly known as Boris, realized a childhood dream of becoming leader of the UK. As a child, he told his parents he wanted to be king of the world. He now has the lesser role of Prime Minister. He has a tough task ahead. The most important thing is to deliver Brexit and make sure Britain comes out of the European Union. Mr Johnson vowed to get this done by October 31st. His political future depends on this.

Boris Johnson went to Buckingham Palace to meet Queen Elizabeth before becoming the UK's 77th Prime Minister. Traditionally, the Queen asks a new appointee to form a government. Johnson then drove to 10 Downing Street - the official residence of the British leader. His first job is to fill his Cabinet with people who will be in key decision-making roles. Johnson said: "I will take personal responsibility for the change I want to see." In his first speech to the nation as Prime Minister, he promised to spend more money on the police, education and social welfare.

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