– “I leave with my head held high,” Boris Johnson began in parliament
The prime minister recalled facing delegates during his final session on Wednesday that his departure would come sooner than he would have liked.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday he was leaving “with his head held high” while admitting to MPs that his exit came earlier than he would have liked after the scandals piled up.
The Conservative leader crushed his opponent during a lively exchange with Labor opposition leader Keir Starmer, who judged that Boris Johnson was “lost in his delusions until the end”.
Boris Johnson said, listing the UK’s “decisive role” against Ukraine against Brexit, the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 or the “brutal invasion” of Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Great teamwork” accomplished under his leadership.
“It’s absolutely true that I’m leaving at a time I didn’t choose,” Boris Johnson said, almost a week after announcing his resignation, prompted by a mass exodus within his government after a string of scandals.
“I’m leaving, but I’m leaving with my head held high,” he said in principle during his final question-and-answer session with delegates.
“I’m going to miss this weekly nonsense,” Keir Starmer told the Prime Minister, after an appeal against former finance minister Rishi Sunak and his wealthy wife’s tax status, which allowed them to avoid paying tax on overseas income. .
End on 5th September
After Boris Johnson announced his resignation last Thursday, eight candidates are in the running to succeed him as leader of the Conservative Party and Downing Street. The first round of voting for Conservative MPs takes place on Wednesday. If at least one candidate, the last runner-up or more fails to get 30 votes, they are eliminated.
Other rounds of voting will be held until two finalists are selected. A postal vote, reserved for party members only, will be arranged in this manner. The result is expected to be released on September 5.