“This is it, folks!” — Johnson gave a farewell speech

Oleg Panfilovych

Prime Minister Boris Johnson made his last speech as Prime Minister and left his residence.

This is reported by the BBC.

During the speech, he promised to support the newly elected Prime Minister Liz Truss, and also called on all party members to do the same.

“I know Liz Truss and this dedicated Conservative government will do everything they can to help people get through this crisis... and we will win. If Putin thinks he can succeed by blackmailing and intimidating the British people, he is absolutely wrong," Johnson noted.

He also recalled that it was his government that made Brexit happen, ensured the fastest introduction of vaccination in Europe and ensured its rapid distribution. Johnson also emphasized that the supply of weapons to Ukraine, which he advocated, affected the course of the war.

Johnson and Liz Truss will take the same plane to Scotland, where Queen Elizabeth II will hold a meeting with them and an official handover ceremony at Balmoral Castle.

  • On July 7, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson informed that he was stepping down as Prime Minister and leader of the Conservative Party. He served as the head of the party and the government until a new one was elected. This was preceded by a series of scandals — Johnson was accused of organizing a party without observing the quarantine measures that the government introduced throughout Great Britain due to the coronavirus. He was also criticized for appointing Christopher Pincher, who was accused of harassing two colleagues. At the beginning of July, more than 50 members of his cabinet and high-ranking officials left Johnson due to scandals.
  • On September 5, British Foreign Minister Liz Truss became the leader of the Conservative Party. She will visit Queen Elizabeth II and receive an invitation to form the countryʼs government.