London —  Boris Johnson promised on Thursday that Brexit would make Britain the greatest place on earth, echoing the patriotic rhetoric of US President Donald Trump in a debut speech as prime minister before parliament. ’

Johnson, who was hailed by the US president as Britain’s Trump, has promised to strike a new Brexit divorce deal with the EU to energise the world’s fifth-largest economy after what he casts as the gloom of Theresa May’s premiership.

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