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Boris Johnson takes over as UK prime minister: Live updates – CNN International

Ian Blackford, the SNP Westminster leader, is now up to ask questions.

“The time for holding the prime minister to account has passed,” he says, taking a far kinder tone than Corbyn did.

“I wish you all the best for the future,” he says.

Boring!

Blackford then asks if May is confident Boris Johnson is up to the task. May thanks Blackford for his words and pays tribute to her chief of staff.

“Yes, I congratulate my right honorable friend,” Boris Johnson, for winning the leadership election, she says, adding he will deliver for the “whole United Kingdom.”

But Blackford responds that “Scotland deserves better” than Boris Johnson. He reveals the SNP have tabled a motion in Parliament to prevent Johnson from proroguing, or suspending, Parliament to force through his Brexit plan, and asks if May is interested in signing it.

She isn’t.

Boris Johnson takes over as UK prime minister: Live updates – CNN International

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