British PM May gets down to work under Brexit pressure

British Prime Minister Theresa May stressed her commitment to delivering Brexit as she spoke to reporters outside No. 10 Downing Street in central London, on July 13, 2016Theresa May came under immediate pressure Thursday on her first full day as Britain’s new prime minister after a series of surprise appointments to her cabinet, including the gaffe-prone Boris Johnson as foreign minister. Three weeks after Britain voted to leave the European Union, May also came under fire from EU leaders, who pressed her to trigger a Brexit as quickly as possible. Seen as a safe pair of hands who campaigned for Britain to remain in the EU, May swept to power promising a “bold new positive role” for Britain outside the bloc.

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