In July 2019, Boris Johnson was chosen as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He held his first speech with a promise to fulfill the public’s wishes and deliver Brexit.
Following a vote from the British population on June 23rd, 2016, it was decided that the UK would no longer be a part of the EU.
As Boris Johnson in this speech, had just been chosen as prime minister, the speech is most likely planned out to reach everyone.
It is his first impression as a “real leader”, and he can make a good first impression with a really great speech to win people over.
After the Brexit had been delayed for so long by the government, he has the opportunity to regain trust from the people, by being proud and sure that he would be the one that made this deal final.
He also gains trust by being down to earth and making it clear that he understands the people’s wishes, and what job is.
For example, “Because if there is one point, we politicians need to remember, it is that the people are our bosses” (p. 1, l. 21).
He then proceeds to list some of his tasks as Prime Minister, like: “My job is to make sure you don’t have to wait 3 weeks to see your GP3” (p. 1, l. 24),
and he follows up with explaining how they’re already working on changing that. He does the same thing after he says, “My job is to make sure your kids get a superb education, wherever they are in the country” (p. 2, l. 31).
The way he shows himself as a person is also very interesting, “And to all those who continue to prophesy disaster, I say yes – there will be difficulties” (p. 3, l. 83).
This represents him in a humane way, because he admits that he isn’t perfect, and he won’t be doing everything right; but he is going to do his best.