It’s been an eventful afternoon for Mr Boris Johnson, the journalist turned MP turned Mayor of London re-turned MP.
Arriving at Buckingham Palace “Mr Boris Johnson”, he departed 15 minutes later officially “Prime Minister” having been asked by the Queen, as the head of the leading party in parliament, to form a new government.
It’s an unlikely twist of events for the 55 year old who relegated himself to the backbench upon resigning as Foreign Secretary in July of last year.
Delivering his first speech as PM outside 10 Downing Street as per custom, Mr Johnson’s 13 minute address was characteristically rousing.
"It is time we unleashed the productive power of every corner of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The awesome foursome incarnated in that red, white and blue flag."
And while he dutifully covered a wide range of domestic ambitions, Brexit unsurprisingly took centre stage in the passionate Brexiteer’s speech.
The newest incumbent of the highest office in the land enthusiastically vowed to come up with a new Brexit deal and disprove "the doubters, the doomsters and the gloomsters".
The UK will no longer be a "prisoner of old arguments" of the EU referendum; Britain will be taken out of the EU "do or die" by 31 October with or without a withdrawal agreement.
Having promised to work "flat out" to deliver said new deal in 99 days, the PM now has his work cut out to pull together a team capable of delivering.
Best wishes for your term, Prime Minister Johnson, may you prove worthy of your post and of your head of state.