UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson bid farewell to the British Parliament this Wednesday with the cinematic phrase “Hasta la vista, baby,” during his latest debate in the House of Commons, which he said was “mostly accomplished.”
“The last few years have been the greatest blessing of my life. It’s true that I’ve helped get more ‘Tori.’ [conservadora] The biggest overhaul of UK politics in 40 years. We changed our democracy and restored our national independence,” said the politician, who will step down as prime minister in September.
In a reference to Ukraine, Johnson also said he helped the country “overcome an epidemic and save another country from barbarism.”
“Frankly, that’s enough for now. The mission is largely accomplished, for now,” he announced, ending his speech with the phrase “Hasta la vista, baby,” a reference to “Terminator Relentless 2: Judgment Day” (1991).
On his way out, Boris Johnson received a standing ovation from the Conservative Party benches, but unlike other former Conservative prime ministers such as David Cameron, he was not applauded by the opposition.
Labor leader Keir Starmer opened by wishing Boris Johnson and his family “the best of luck for the future”, admitting the relationship between the main opposition force and the head of government was “not easy”.
But he didn’t spare his rival in the farewell, with none of the candidates for succession saying “a decent thing” about the current conservative leader and all of them pointing to criticism of the executive during televised debates.
Keir Starmer refers to Foreign Secretary Liz Truss as recognizing the need to change current British economic policy, with Secretary of State for Trade Benny Mordant lamenting that the government is “not doing enough”. . And former finance minister Rishi Sunak felt voters lacked confidence in administrators.
The three politicians contested the sixth and final Conservative Party leadership election on Wednesday. Today’s round aims to narrow the race to two candidates, who will face a final vote by the party’s rank and file across the country in August.
The winner will be announced on September 5 and automatically becomes prime minister, with no need for a national election.
“I think the message coming out of this leadership election is very clear. They’ve got us into this mess and they don’t know how to get out of it,” criticized Keir Starmer.
Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Ian Blackford thanked the prime minister “personally” for boosting support for independence, despite polls showing Scots are divided on the issue.
“The Tories’ Brexit was cut by £31 billion [36 mil milhões de euros] Economically, the biggest drop in living standards since the 1970s. People’s wages, in real terms, have fallen at the fastest rate in history. “The worst economic growth forecast in the G20 outside of Russia and the highest inflation in the last 40 years,” he alleged.
Advice to Successor
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey backed a general election to legitimize a new prime minister, with Boris Johnson offering some advice for “whatever it takes”.
“Number one, stay close to the Americans and protect the Ukrainians and protect freedom and democracy everywhere,” Boris Johnson began, adding that he must “cut taxes and deregulate where we can.” [país] A great place to live and invest”.
In a veiled criticism of Rishi Sunak, Johnson said he “loved” the finance ministry but defended investment in infrastructure to stimulate the economy, adding that if they had always heeded warnings about increasing public spending “we wouldn’t have built. The [autoestrada] M25 or Channel Tunnel”.
“Focus on the road ahead. But always remember to look in the rearview mirror. And remember, above all, it’s not Twitter, it’s the people who sent us here,” he urged.
The election was triggered among British Conservatives when Johnson resigned as Conservative leader two weeks ago.
Boris Johnson will remain in office until a replacement is elected.
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