The outgoing Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, has stressed this Tuesday in his last speech before leaving office that he will give his “fervent support” to Liz Truss, who will replace him in office, and stressed that “it is time to stand behind Liz Truss and her program” in the face of the difficulties that the European country is going through.
“That’s it, folks,” Johnson said at the start of his speech, given just hours before moving to Balmoral to meet with Queen Elizabeth II to hand in his resignation and “pass the baton to a new leader of the Conservative Party” after “what unexpectedly became a relay race” in which “the rules were changed midway through.”
“He will offer this government nothing but the most fervent support,” he stressed, before highlighting that “this is a tough time for the economy and a tough time for families across the country.” “We can get through it and we will get through it,” said Johnson, who called on the ‘Tories’ to “put an end to politics” and support Truss to “give answers to the people of the country.”
Thus, he has stressed that “that is what people want, what they need and what they deserve”, while highlighting his work at the head of the Government, including “the largest majority since 1987 and the highest percentage of the vote since 1979”, as well as “materializing the Brexit”, “helping people in the country”, “ensuring the weight of the United Kingdom in the world” and “speaking with clarity and authority, from Ukraine to the AUKUS pact with the United States and Australia”.
Johnson has also extolled that the country was “the one that achieved the fastest vaccination in Europe” and “organized rapid arms supplies to the heroic Ukrainian Armed Forces” in the face of the Russian invasion, unleashed on February 24 on the orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “We have continued and will continue to have economic strength to give people the cash they need to overcome this economic crisis caused by the atrocious war caused by Putin,” he has argued.
In this regard, he has stressed that Truss and his “compassionate conservative government” will do “everything possible to get people out of this crisis.” “This country will endure and we will win. If Putin thinks he can succeed by blackmailing or bullying the British people, he is totally confused and the reason is that we will have funds now and in the future because the Conservatives understand the vital symmetry between government action and private sector enterprise in a capitalist market.”
The outgoing prime minister has further assured that the authorities have worked to “make the streets safer,” “build more hospitals,” “allocate record funding to schools and teachers’ salaries,” and “provide short- and long-term solutions to energy needs.”
Finally, he stressed that “the union (in the country) is so strong that those who want to break it will keep trying, but they will never succeed.” Johnson also thanked the people and the voters for “giving him the opportunity” to take office and added that “together they have laid a foundation that will stand the test of time.”